Y2K isn't an "opportunity," no matter what environmentalists and lawyers say.

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From environmentalists to lawyers to federal prosecutors, everyone sees Y2K as an "opportunity." Get real, folks. It's a computer glitch, not a way to change the world.

March 2, 1999

-- Declan McCullagh (declan@y2kculture.com), March 02, 1999


Just Say No.

-- Nancy (yourbrain@y2k.culture), March 02, 1999.

Come on Declan.

It's also a great opportunity for reporters to write great Y2K stories, or not.

BTW, with all the "Creating Y2K Community" people you quoted in that one, methinks you missed the "real" story lurking there.

Dig deeper, Declan.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), March 02, 1999.

Declan didn't write the article. He just wants more hits on his website from the 1000's of Yourdonoids.

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), March 02, 1999.

Quite right (though I'm not sure if there are thousands of folks here). Like any editor, I like people to read my publication.

Don't like it? Don't go there. This is America, folks.

-- Declan McCullagh (declan@y2kculture.com), March 02, 1999.

All I know is that when I see your name on a New Question, I don't read any further. Sorry, Declan. Linda

-- newbiebutnodummy (Linda@home.com), March 02, 1999.

That's OK.

Guess I shouldn't ask you what you're doing reading this thread, then. :)

-- Declan McCullagh (declan@y2kculture.com), March 02, 1999.

Thank you Declan for saying it: "It's a computer glitch, not a way to change the world." Have been saying that for months, and social agendas of any kind, on top of y2k "concern" drive me bananas.

It matters not to me whether it is those who are pro-gun or anti-gun, or environmentalists who see a way to a better world, or socialists who see this as an opportunity to "chip" everyone, or NWO types who see this as a way to "take over", or Ectopia types who see a better way to organize social systems in urban and rural areas, voluntary simplicity and sustainable resources types.

imho, anyone who is still beating a political agenda, and that is what they all are, is a DWGI. The y2k glitch and associated problems have hard hit scenario probabilities so high that the potential results dwarf, they eclipse, they make into nothing, our current political concerns and efforts to deal with and shape all levels of y2k impact.

DWGIs, all.

The game is "Survival," not "Making the world over the way you think it should be."

Still a "10".

-- Mitchell Barnes (spanda@inreach.com), March 02, 1999.

Well said, Mitchell! Or, to put it another way: "Bad computer code does not care."

-- Jack (jsprat@eld.net), March 02, 1999.

Mitchell, Jack, - agreed. If anything we can see by the wide variety of GI folks on this forum that there is no way to predict exactly what our society will be like once things calm down again...about the only thing we can be sure of is that it will be different from the way it is now.

OTOH, if the lawyers are all preparing their briefs instead of making regular trips to costco or sams club, that means that there will be far fewer lawyers after the rollover...and that can't be an entirely bad thing, now can it?


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), March 03, 1999.

Absolutely. Most Americans are like spoiled children. It is ridiculous to have things this good and hope that a global tragedy might improve them.

-- Steve Hartzler (s.hartzler@usa.net), March 08, 1999.

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