Has anyone thought that this might be a good thing?

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Instead of being overcome by fear, why not celebrate what could possibly turn out to be a very ggod thing; namely the disintigration of out technological society?

-- Daniel Buchner (buchner@excite.com), April 21, 1999


Well, yeah, there are many aspects of our high-tech society that stink.

But... if our high-tech society disintergrates because of y2k, you'll need a high-tech computer to tally the body count.

High-tech is what feeds us and keeps the average life expectancy over 45.

If our high-tech society crumbles, I suspect the massive piles of rotting corpses will temper my "celebration" just a little bit.

-- rick blaine (y2kazoo@hotmail.com), April 21, 1999.

y'know, I used to think that our little town was very "backwards" and behind the times. But when I started looking at our situation, I think we're better off than most will be. We've got 3 artesian wells within a block of our home. The town doesn't care if we raise chickens in our garage. The insuranse company didn't raise my rates for putting in a wood stove. The neighbors "gave" us an acre of theirs for a garden - all we have to do is share. Gotta love rural Wisconsin!

-- Daniel Buchner (buchner@excite.com), April 21, 1999.

One might remember the observation of life as "nasty, brutish and short" in our less advanced days.


-- Mr. Decker (kcdecker@worldnet.att.net), April 21, 1999.

JMO (just my opinion) but the things which generally have made life safer and more healthful were made in the pre-computer era. Things like clean water, proper sewerage, knowledge about healthful diet and dental hygene practices. Granted that the infrastructure which supports these things is threatened, but these a very basic things will not be forgotten even if things turn out badly for a number of years.

Not minimizing other's potenial suffering here, just trying to inject a sense of perspective. Basic knowledge and practices go a long way to making life much better than it has ever been for many who came before us.

-- David (C.D@I.N), April 21, 1999.

I dunno, Daniel, I have a real problem celebrating anything that has the potential bodycount of a 7 or 8 y2k result...on the other hand, I don't fear it either...


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), April 21, 1999.

no rapid "revolutionary" change has ever been good, it takes time to adjust, i don't think it will disintegrate but will suffer extreme disruption

-- dick of the dale (rdale@coynet.com), April 21, 1999.

"One might remember the observation of life as 'nasty, brutish and short' in our less advanced days."

One might be apprised that Hobbes, speaking from his vantage point in the nineteenth century, was inferring from the evidence available and prejudices extant at the time. Recent anthropological research contradicts this conclusion.


"The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind."---"H.L. Mencken

-- Hallyx (Hallyx@aol.com), April 21, 1999.

"The grass is always greener..."

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), April 21, 1999.


You're missing the point. My grass is the greenest of all. Everyone else can go straight to hell.

-- Daniel Buchner (buchner@excite.com), April 21, 1999.


Please provide this "anthropological" data. Explain to me the buccolic existence of the fuedal serf. Perhaps data like infant mortality rates or average lifespans will help? Or was the European theocracy a better system of governance. The Inquistion? The Crusades? Are you talking about the blissful existance of tribes in lesser developed areas? Do tell.


-- Mr. Decker (kcdecker@worldnet.att.net), April 22, 1999.

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