A good analogy?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I have been trying out different analogies to describe Y2K to some friends I care about. This one seems to get a reaction.
Imagine going to your doctor for a check-up, the doctor discovers that you have a condition that needs to be treated right away before it is too late, you have been told you have about 10 months to live if you do not start treatment immediately! The only effective way to treat this condition, however, has never been attempted before. The doctor suggests that he must try and re-program your DNA in order to save you.
-- MarktheFart (email@example.com), March 24, 1999
A car must have all these things from radiator to muffler We all know used car salesmen get paid to be a hustler "Just kick a tire, don't mind that dent It'll look great parked at your house" "She purrs like a kitten, that back seat ain't mission Are you a man or are ya a mouse?" I'll end this poem about our home with this wee bit o' advice If she's just mission one critical piece She's no bargain @ twice the price
90% ani't no picnic!!!
-- spun@lright (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 25, 1999.
Diane had a thread on this just the other day :
Should get you there.
-- Tricia the Canuck (email@example.com), March 25, 1999.
The best analogy that I have heard goes like this: On Jan. 1,2000 there is an earthquake coming. We know it will happen by the evidence and the tremors that are happening now. what we don't know is will it be a 2 or 9 on the ricter scale? Which do you prepare for the 2 or 9 or something in between? personally I am about a 7 right now. R@D
-- R@D (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 25, 1999.