We Do Know What Will Happen.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
All of us here, do know what will happen as the y2k wave roll's accross the globe. We just do not know where! I don't know about the rest you, but there is no way, I can see this being fixed! To many parts, to many place's! Don't meen to be a doomsayer, but, again I must say, 40 years cannot be fixed in 3 years !!!! After a good fith of Irish whiskey , I must say, it will be everywhere.
-- SCOTTY (BLehman202@aol.com), March 21, 1999
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY! I'm with you all the way! I'm looking forward to not working for a while! Y2K will be the most interesting time of our lives! Prepare for it to the max, and it will be "Just a bump in the road!"
Don't worry, be happy! You may as well be happy about it, because there is nothing you can do about it, other that prepare for a worst case scenario! In some ways, Y2K will be good for Americans. Families will start talking and communicating again without a DAMMED TV going all day long!!!!
-- old sailor (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 21, 1999.
Add the Civil War, WWI + II, the Depression, several hurricanes and obligatory blizzards, and all empire-disintegrating turmoil that has ever happened; stir in infrastructure failures and garbage and sewage seeping spewing everywhere; now add random terrorism, nukes, opportunistic wars, and cannabilism revival; then add worldwide pollution and hazmat accidents that can't be cleaned up; top it off with endless weird and unexpected disasters: brew, boil, EXPLODE !!
This much we do know about Y2K.
tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tic
-- cheery optimist (email@example.com), March 21, 1999.
You know, as much as I like people individually, I begin to believe we are basically to stupid, en masse, to maintain a "civilization".
Many of us have compared the Y2K debacle to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. To me, a major difference is that for centuries, the Romans built structures and institutions as if they were to last for centuries. Many of them have.
We *build* for the next quarter. This has caught up with us. Soon, next year, next decade, next century, it will be time for another spin of the wheel. Maybe Brazil will lead the next attempt at a civilization? Or India?
285 days left.
Waste anything but time....
-- Jon Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 21, 1999.
"All of us here, do know what will happen as the y2k wave roll's accross the globe."
More confirmation (as if we needed it) that many GIs are in the grip of cult-like hallucinations. Now they "see" the future. Can you spell Jim Jones?
-- Y2K Pro (email@example.com), March 21, 1999.
aahhhh, I can see Y2K Pro being rolled over and flattened, yes, roadkill, propane tanker, before Y2K even ... spared knowing the truth ... mercy.
-- seer (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 21, 1999.
Gary North/Ed Yourdon are our Jim Jones'
Go back to the pinheaded Gary North is a Big Fat Idiot forum and bask in that warm and fuzzy denial. Feels sooooo good. Being with the crowd is cool, you don't have to think just listen to Ko-skin-em/Media/Clinton Gore. They'll take care of you. Time for beddy-bye. You don't have to wake until March 31, when they'll have more of what you want to hear.
-- PJC (email@example.com), March 21, 1999.
"Don't Mean To Be A DoomSayer"? What Do You Really Mean To Be Then?
-- Moron Splatter (something_smells@round_here.com), March 21, 1999.
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-- Dieter (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 21, 1999.
Having a good time should be on everyone's list of things to do regularly in 1999. When the opportunity beckons, Party. Don't hold back. This ain't no dress rehearsal.
-- Mitchell Barnes (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.