The real question to ask is WHY!!? (Y2K Media)greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I just watched an incredible, first rate documentary on Y2K last night that is as good as anything I've seen on NBC, Discovery or other networks. It spoke about the Y2K issue from all viewpoints, and avoided sensationalism. It featured interviews with leading experts like Dr. Bob Alloway, Dennis Grabow, Rick Cowles, Sen. Bennett, etc.
So the real question is why did the networks refuse to purchase and air this important documentary?? What are they afraid of??
NBC ran an hour long program on UFO's the other night for God's sake, and all the other networks run similar things about ghosts, crop circles and grand Mason rituals but NOTHING about Y2K.
If you have not seen this yet, you need to. If you know of someone who thinks this is all a joke, buy them a copy. It's called Millennium Factor: The Truth About Y2K. They even have a web site:
Or order, like I did, toll free 1-800-559-4488. I had to hear about this on the Art Bell show for God's Sake!
-- Will Radcliff (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999
Most visitors to this forum have heard the names Bennett and Cowles. Dennis Grabow is an interesting person to listen to, because he combines some of the financial/economic insights of a Yardeni, plus the technical knowledge of embedded systems of ... well, whoever you think is a good guy to talka bout embedded systems.
Bob Alloway may not be quite as well known; he's a retired professor from my alma mater, MIT. More significant, though: he invented the scorecard that Congressman Horn's committee has been using for the past couple of years. He has some first-hand, direct observations of what's been going in Washington, and I can tell you from personal experience that you should not pass up any oppotunity to listen to what he has to say.
P.S. I have not seen the Millennium Factor video, but it sounds pretty good from Will's description.
-- Ed Yourdon (email@example.com), March 01, 1999.
Hi Will. FYI the director of The Millennium Factor is a frequent poster here. <:)=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999.
Yup. I ordered the video 3 weeks ago. Still waiting.
-- Tom Carey (email@example.com), March 01, 1999.
Me too. Glad I'm not the only one....am getting anxious as I had heard it came incredibly fast upon ordering.
-- Mercy (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999.
"I had to hear about this on the Art Bell show for God's Sake! "
But it's obvious that it wouldn't go with Koskinen and Clinton's spin, now isn't it?
Like Alice in Wonderland, we get reality lessons in the wierdest places.
The more I read this forum, the curiouser I feel. It's like discovering I've been living in Wonderland all my life.
-- Chris (email@example.com), March 01, 1999.
No one wants to air something that they can't control, or that is believable on shows like that. You will never see mainstream public air facts on Y2K, because the ramifications of alerting everyone is too great if there are odds against it. There isn't some guru or "big brother" watching, as so many suppose. It's simply a matter of assessing things, determining risks, and really of saving face. Part of the problem with Y2K will be just that. Many will not be willing to warn the public, because they may be wrong. and if so...uh oh, no one will respect them anymore. The strength of individuals lies in alerting of impending problems that MAY occur, with obvious detriment to their own reputation. One thing about the doomsayers. there are some that are that way because its their make-up. And there are some that are greedy. but there are some that are that way because they care. the job....sift through the b.s. and find those that care. Usually, you can hear the "ring" of truth....anyone listening?
-- rick shade (Rickoshade@aol.com), March 01, 1999.
I ordered a copy nearly four weeks ago and am still waiting. I guess all those silly 'hoarders' got there before me... I've got 'em fooled though, I've been spending all my money stockpiling VCRs ;)
-- Arine Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), March 01, 1999.
Alice in Wonderland
Watched most of it on tele last night. Feels much like Y2K amorphous reality rising from the politico-media miasma. What is real and what is fantasy? Is there no more reality, is it all make believe. Someone wants us to feel that way. How? Who? Where? Why?
My brain knows better.
-- fly .:. (.@...), March 01, 1999.
This is a BLATANT advertisement for the video and none of you even GOT IT!
-- duh! (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 1999.
Well Duh, I don't think so. As I said, the director hangs out here. <:)=
-- Sysman (email@example.com), March 02, 1999.
I ordered it 3 weeks ago for a DGI friend who won't read what I send him (but he wouldn't be able to resist WATCHING something) and haven't received mine yet either. I hope by the time I get it, it isn't a retrospective.........
-- Online2Much (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 02, 1999.
Just "another trip down the rabbit hole".
-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), March 02, 1999.