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As you all can see by my e-mail I use AOL. Before you all snort and guffaw in derision let me just defend myself by saying that it was a gift and I can't see paying more for another on-line service when this one is free.

Anyway, having defended my lowly AOL address I'll get to the topic. I just browsed through AOLs Y2k stuff. It is terrifying. We don't even have reasonable Pollyanna's there. Most posters are saying there is NO problem. It is all a hoax! The AOL spot-lighted article listed for Y2k was written in March of 97! It talks about 8 myths of Y2k. One of which is the "myth" of risk to power utilities. It says they will all be compliant by Jan.1998. Hardy har Hahahahahahahahah!!!!!

Then there's this chipper little article this being the best time to conceive a Y2k baby. I am SO depressed.

-- R (riversoma@aol.com), April 19, 1999


Welcome R, at riversoma....you'll find something quite different here...in fact what you will find is the trollish pollyana types attacking us...

Regardless,...there is good information to be had here...you may have to hop over obvious troll baiting threads...I've been preparing since May of 1998,...I'm a poor church mouse, so it's taking me a bit of time, but I know that we live in a precarious poised network...Y2K or not...I am not fond of the post-modern consumptive world...I'm only 46,...college-educated,..mother of two wonderfully functional adult children...

I'd be preparing, Y2K or not...been thinking for 20 years that the center might not hold, the still point...(T.S. Eliot, thanks). I am not on major pharmaceutical drugs...I work for money...Y2K of course remains the wild card.

-- Donna Barthuley (moment@pacbell.net), April 19, 1999.

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