Risk/Reward RE:Y2Kgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Doesn't the great debate about whether Y2K will materially affect one's existence boil down to this:
We know there is an issue with how programmers delt with dates long ago which will have consequences. Since those consequences are very difficult to get a handle on, yet the possibility of those consequences being severe enough to warrant taking out "insurance" is there, the problem becomes that of individual decision making according to ones resources-in my opinion-does it not? Our collective abandonment of individual effort and responsibility of late has made it more difficult to deal with problems like Y2K. Ultimately, it is up to each individual to do their homework, do an honest self-evaluation of their situation, make decisions, and take responsibility for those decisions. My two cents.
-- Jeremiah Jetson (email@example.com), April 16, 1999
"Ultimately, it is up to each individual to do their homework, do an honest self-evaluation of their situation, make decisions, and take responsibility for those decisions."
Is this not how we may best deal with life in general? Y2K is just another catalyst, another opportunity to LIVE & not just take up space while awaiting the not-so-grim reaper.
-- Bingo1 (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 16, 1999.
HOMEWORK, EVALUATIONS, DECISIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITY!!!! THIS SOUNDS LIKE WORK..NO FUN...LEAVE ME ALONE! HAVE ANY OF YOU HEARD THE ABOVE RESPONSE WHEN SHARING THE RISK/REWARD WITH FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, FAMILY? WE CAN'T BORROW,BUY OR STEAL: KNOWLEGE, HEALTH, OR SPIRITUAL PREPAREDNESS. IT ALL TAKES INDIVIDUAL EFFORT. IT TAKES WORK. THE APATHY IN AMERICA IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH. Y2K IS GOING TO BE ONE HARD SLAP IN THE FACE FOR MANY WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING BUT THEIR OWN "HAPPINESS". THE PARABLES AND THE REVELATION WERE BOTH SHARED IN A TYPE OF "CODE" TO BAFFLE THE PHARASEES. READING THEM WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF READING THE O.T. GAVE ZIPPO TO THOSE WHO DGI. Y2K IS THE SAME. IT TAKES LOTS AND LOTS OF RESEARCH, TIME TO READ AND TIME TO DIGEST ALL THE THREADS TO THIS LARGE BUT HOLE INFESTED Y2K BLANKET(HOLES BECAUSE OF SECRECY) ALL TRULY VALUABLE ENDEAVORS TAKE TIME AND EFFORT...CHARACTER BUILDING, LOVE, LEARNING, AND YES...Y2K PREPARENESS
-- KIM (KSTINDY@AOL.COM), April 16, 1999.
good points...though one needn't SHOUT on this forum, as people generally do pay attention to what is written.
-- Arlin H. Adams (email@example.com), April 16, 1999.