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Because I have decided what my report will be be on, I need info badly. first i need to know what excatly y2K is, but my dad can explain that. my three main points will be computer related jobs, service jobs, and military and government. Any info about these will be most appreciated. If I am to quote you though I need your name cause I can't say Uncle Deedah says that ... I would get a lot of points deducted and that would be very very very bad.

-- Jean Cook (, March 05, 1999


Jean, With all due respect to your dad, the best description of the y2k problem appeared in Vanity Fair in January: 000:50034064:50034064&update=1770

Also, it would be helpful if you could explain why you are doing your report (perhaps I missed that from an earlier thread?), and in particular what your focus is with respect to "computer related jobs, service jobs, and military and government". Good luck.

-- Brooks (, March 05, 1999.

Vanity Fair article

-- Online2Much (, March 05, 1999.

Thanks for the reply - she's at school now (8th grade); I'll relay it to her at supper, then we'll come back here to work, let her answer directly - maybe 8:30 -9:00 EST.

Basically, her report is going to be on people (as she mentioned in the header), and how they expect their jobs to change after the troubles, or during the troubles next year as the case may be.

What else she works into the report - that's up to her. Background: It's a school thing - everybody has to write one paper a year on a science topic of their choice. She doesn't want to do another one on astrophysics or oceanology ('cause she did those for Girl Scouts and summer camp last year), so she picked Y2K.

Anyway, she has to have at least 3 references, and collectively, you guys are going to be one reference - I guess. Or a whole bunch of references. Or a slew of references. Or whatever - I don't count as a reference really.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, March 05, 1999.


Some of the items on the following thread might help:

-- Kevin (, March 05, 1999.

Oops, sorry dad. Didn't realize who dad was!

-- Brooks (, March 05, 1999.

May I take that as a compliment?

We are all rookies here - it's just that I've been underwater longer without fresh air and a door than some of you other guys. Kind of makes you appreciate all the benefits of modern technology - and how unreliable it is if everything doesn't work right.

... Aren't any of us real veterans yet - this is the first time this century all of the computers get a chance to fail - all at the same time! Without even being told to. Wow - what a feeling. To do something nobody else has ever done - unless you figure that by the time the clock trips over here, the New Zealanders and Assie's will be saying "Oh Y2K? Old news, we did that a long time ago. What took you so long?"

Cooking outside by campfires, no electricity, no running water, no refrigeration, no guns, no government, no heat, no A/C, no food...Yeah mate - the aborigines been doing that for a long time. What took you so long?"

Seriously, if there had to be a first time, I'm glad it will be with you guys.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, March 05, 1999.

Thanks for the links. I need to find out what Y2K is(the bug) I know it has something to do with dates. It'll be the end of the world as we know it. Don't know why, it just will be.

-- Jean (, March 05, 1999.

"In one ear - out the other?"

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, March 05, 1999.


Service jobs.

My post to the older thread will qualify so:

Name = Chuck Rienzo Euclid, OH

Screen name = Chuck, a Night Driver

I'm still alittle blurry, so hunt-n-peck is INTERESTING.

Well, actually, everyone else is a bit blurry. LOL

-- Chuck, night driver (, March 06, 1999.

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