My first Y2K conversation in public : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Today, I was doing a little shopping and I had my first ever Y2K conversation with someone that I had never met before. I was in a small shop and heard the owners in the office talking about what kinds of seeds to buy, then power, then Sept 9, 1999. I asked "Y2K?" Answer was "Yes!" I told them that my work was in the computer industry, and it had the potential to be a real problem. (I didn't tell them that I thought it would be about an 8...) Anyway, within a couple of minutes of speaking with them, they were both outside and talking to me face to face. The man was very interested in what I had to say. They were talking about ordering dehydrated food, and I told them it may be too late to do it. I suggested that they start making their own dehydrated food and explained how they could.

Anyway, I was thinking about printing out some of the "Best of the Best" discussions here on prepping. I am wanting your help in pointing these out for me, as I am hoping to go back tomorrow and hand them some good information. My printer is loaded, and I am waiting.... I did mention a way to put up ground beef that is cooked then dehydrated. The man was taking notes and nodding yeah. Just want to help these late comers out...

-- (cannot-say@this.time), April 16, 1999


Several recommendations here: The Greatest Yourdon Thread(s) Of All Time

-- Tom Carey (, April 17, 1999.

Lumen Foods can ship their special Y2K line within about four weeks. Their regular stuff (also good for Y2K) goes within 24 hours. Sample packs available for about $20.

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especially for gourmet extras to tart up the basic beans and rice.

-- Old Git (, April 17, 1999.

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