Lanza: decrease in interest in Y2K from the media and the public during the last week?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Excerpt from Chuck Lanza's Y2K More Than a "Storm" March 26, 1999 at:
Has there been a decrease in interest in Y2K from the media and the public during the last week? Has the change in the message from Y2K being a significant threat, to Y2K being "a blip on the radar screen" affected the rush to preparedness nationwide? Has the preparedness message been subjugated to the level of interesting but not necessary? Has irreparable damage been done to our ability to mobilize and prepare the community? My answer to all four questions is yes.
-- Critt Jarvis (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 1999
The tail that is wagging the dog is now Kosovo and that is where all media is. Y2K is a mere flea. I wonder if they are ignoring it hoping it will go away?
I cannot understand the mentality of the populace when they put gas and oil shortages at #1 and utility blackouts at #4. If you have power, everything else can be fixed in a relatively short time. Do people think gas stations are artesian wells? Folks, if you have no power, you have no pumps - at the well, at the refinery, fuel for the trucks to get to the stations and pump out the fuel into the tanks, and last - no power means no pumps to get it out of the tanks and into your car. It also means no food from the farmer to the supplier to the store and restaurant. Limited ambulance service. This whole country runs on the hiways and that takes gas - yes - but you gotta get the gas to the pumps first.
-- Valkyrie (email@example.com), March 26, 1999.