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Several months ago someone on the forum said that when Larry King talked anout Y2k we would know it was finally in mainstream news. Art Bell was on Larry King last night. They spoke of Y2k.
Does this mean today when I go to Wally World there will be long lines of people stocking up? I don't think so. Infact, I don't think we will see that until the last of Dec. when media hype will send the herds stampeding. Today, a few more people will become aware and start prepring. Tomorrow, a few more will become aware and start preparation. And on and on and on. Of course, some will never see the light.
I am starting to understand more each day what to expect. There will never be a certain time or specific day when everything goes wrong, with the exception of Jan.1. If will be a gradual change.
The key word being Change. As problems arise they will either be fixed or not. If not fixed, they will affect other systems. It might be minor inconveniences or major dependencies. At some pont, the effect of the affect will touch all of us. Again it might be minor or major.
We are experiencing TEOTWAWKI. As we know it, the end of the world is taking place. And we will be entering a new world. What it will be like, I don't know.
-- Linda A. (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 1999
Bravo ! Bravo !
-- Greybear (email@example.com), March 06, 1999.
Art Bell didn't even know what the "Y" in Y2K stood for when Larry King asked him. King is a dodo, as is Bell. I found neither very credible.
-- Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 1999.
Dave, that is why their shows are so popular... dodos can relate to other dodos.
-- DodosWatchThem (Do'ntWatch@Dodos.com), March 06, 1999.
Went to Big Lots today. Asked the manager if he has any choice about what comes in or does he have to take what the warehouse sends. He has to take what they send, why, what was I looking for? Oh, you know (whisper) Year 2000 stuff. Oh, he said, that stuff won't be here until the beginning of December, thinking I meant celebratory items. No, no, I said, I mean I want to stock up because of the computer problem. Blank look. Well, like what? Oh, canned goods, things of that sort. That's why I wanted to know if you had any choice so maybe I could put in a bid for something. The man had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.
-- Old Git (email@example.com), March 06, 1999.
I think you're totally right, the way this is being played out I don't think there will BE any panic, not until the very last minute at any rate. We have all vastly overestimated the ability of the herd to rub one brain cell against another :)
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), March 06, 1999.