CARTOON...Sunday Paper : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Cartoon in the Columbus Dispatch shows a ship labeled "World Economy" heading towards a floating computer labeled "Y2K" with caption reading " Small Iceburg Off The Port Bow" My interpretation of this wonderful cartoon is We are headed towards the same type of danger that sunk the "unsinkable" ship..The Titanic. Many felt the iceburgs were of little danger so they kept full steam ahead with little regard to the danger ahead! Just my thoughts.


-- Bill (, February 28, 1999


"Little things" like this are important. They will get into the national consciousness and will contribute to our collectively reaching a threshold of full awareness that must happen before most of the real work can take place. We should not sell ourselves short in assessing the results when we take a public stand on y2k. The results will never be completely obvious, but we are contributing to reaching that threshold.

-- Bill Byars (, February 28, 1999.

Perhaps, then, Y2K is an "icebug"?

-- Sara Nealy (, February 28, 1999.


That sounds like a good one ... a picture is worth a thousand words! Are you able to scan it and post it so that we can print a copy?

-- Bender (, February 28, 1999.


Now THAT is funny!


"before most of the real work can take place."

Whilst I agree with you in principle, we have simply run out of time to fix the mess world-wide, with about 150 working days left to go.

Time to take personal stock IMHO.



-- Andy (, February 28, 1999.

When I said "real work", I meant community preparation. Not to take anything away from the code fixers, but community prep. is what we sorely lack.

-- Bill Byars (, February 28, 1999.

The sad truth to this is that most of us are in steerage.

-- Juniper (, March 01, 1999.

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