Words that give us optimism

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Anyone want to help make up a list of Y2K spin words or one line sentences that keep ringing in our ears?

We are Y2K complaint. Cautiously optimistic. We have everything under control. We have identified critical mission applications. No need to worry, all of our computers are Y2K compliant. Our computers are ready for the new millennium. No need to panic or withdraw your money out of the bank, your money is safe with us.

Please add more.

-- Lingo (Lingo@lingo.com), March 13, 1999


Prepare for as if for a storm.

Prepare for three days.

--Greybear, who does think it will be a storm, just that it will be like none seen before.

-Got Storm Insurance?

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), March 13, 1999.

"Actions that individually look logical like filling up your gas tank on December 31, taking $1000 out of the bank, buying twice as many prescription drugs as you usually do, taking 20-30 percent of your IRA money out of the market -- a couple hundred million Americans all do that at one time you've got yourself a major problem," Koskinen said.

-- @ (@@@.@), March 13, 1999.

"Prepare for a storm."

As I recall there is a historical account of a group of people being warned and preparing for a storm. The people who prepared for the storm were in their shelter living off their supplies for two years. The storm itself lasted only forty days and forty nights.

Somehow such an unsettling parallel has me considering preparing for two years or more of bunker dwelling and interested in finding property at some place named Ararat.

Anybody else taking in the current public pronouncements and feeling the sudden urge to ratchet up their projections to greater than ten?


-- Wildweasel (vtmldm@epix.net), March 13, 1999.

"Fears of Y2K panic have prompted the federal government to begin quietly preparing a media strategy designed to assusage public fears of blackouts or other potential infrastructure failures." http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/17527.html

-- Spinster (Spinster@Spinster.com), March 13, 1999.

Lingo!!!! Great Thread..Everyone keep posting, this thread can be used for DGI and other research threads!

-- Sean (Sean@research.com), March 13, 1999.

"As a nation we should only experience minor problems, but non-U.S countries may not fare as well."

- Got foreign parts?

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), March 13, 1999.

Here's an original thought. "Planes will not fall from the sky". <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 13, 1999.

We will be y2k ready.

-- Watchful (seethesea@msn.com), March 13, 1999.

Remember the Alamo !!!

woops, sorry, wrong thread...

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), March 14, 1999.

Elevators will not fall to the ground.

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 14, 1999.

USPS officials said they have a "reasonable level of assurance" that the agency will be able to deliver the mail into the new millennium, but Norman Lorentz, chief technology officer at USPS, told a joint hearing, "I can't promise that there will be no problems, but we remain confident that with the continued hard work of everyone involved...we will achieve our goals of delivering the mail, protecting our employees and protecting our finances."

-- @ (@@@.@), March 14, 1999.

"We expect to reach our fault tolerance goal by [insert date]"

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), March 14, 1999.


But the Big Three are confident they will enter the new millennium smoothly. GM, Ford and Chrysler plan to finish debugging by the end of 1998. They'll spend 1999 fine tuning.

[April 23, 1998]

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 14, 1999.

http://www.star- telegram.com/news/doc/1047/1:COMP68/1:COMP68011599.html

"We are absolutely confident we will have everything ready," said Paul Takemoto, an FAA spokesman. "And that's not just false boasting."

[January 1999]

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 14, 1999.

"We'll finish all our remediation work by Dec. 31, 1998, which will leave all of 1999 for testing!"

--quoted by... everybody a year ago.

-- rick blaine (y2kazoo@hotmail.com), March 14, 1999.


"The overall message is that while there may be--and probably will be--some glitches, the good news is that all key [IRS] systems will be Y2K compliant by January 1999," Rossotti said.

[October 1998]

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 14, 1999.

THEY will fix it !

THEY wont let it happen !

BILL GATES will fix it !

all DWGI'S & pollyannas. :o(

-- Mike (mickle2@aol.com), March 14, 1999.

Elevators won'nt fall from the sky!

-- Watcher (anon@anon.com), March 14, 1999.

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