Help! I need an article that explains y2k for a newbie in a concise and realistic manner. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

A dear friend of mine who knows that I GI has asked me to send her some material on y2k. I have been a GI for so long, I have forgotten how crazy and scary I sound. Can anyone refer me to a sensible and sane explanation of the facts that I can forward to her?

Bill in South Carolina

-- Bill Solorzano (, April 21, 1999


Take your pick from the items offered here...

Scott Johnson

-- Scott Johnson (, April 21, 1999.

Dear Bill:

I would start with Dr. Paula Gordons site

authoratative and lenghty


-- Bob Pilcher (, April 21, 1999.

Bill, try May issue of Consumer Reports, see:

-- Old Git (, April 21, 1999.


The Y2K Citizen's Action Guide from the folks who publishe Utne Reader is clear and non- threatening to new-comers.

If you and your friends want to go further , try Connecting the Carolinas.


-- Critt Jarvis (, April 21, 1999.

I've been handing out my Y2K article, off my home page at

It's one of the few articles which goes into the technical details of the bug, but is still aimed at a non-technical audience.

-- Michael Goodfellow (, April 21, 1999.

Roleigh Martin has put together A Y2K Handout You Can Use With Your Neighbors

-- Tom Carey (, April 22, 1999.


I recommend both of these articles...

"Senate Study: Y2K Risks Are Widespread":


"Millennium Bug Lurks With Time Running Out - '99 A Game Of Catch-Up":,1575,SAV- 9901010066,00.html

-- Kevin (, April 22, 1999.

If you can get a back copy of the January issue of "Vanity Fair," it had probably the best "mainstream" print article on Y2K to date (though a few individual points might now be outdated). Lengthy and thoughtful, and by a journalist who actually went out and researched the subject for six weeks or so (practically unheard-of!). I can't remember the fellow's name, but if he keeps that up, he'll be blackballed by all the other journalists, who generally remind me of the line about their ilk in the classic comedy movie "Nothing Sacred": "The hand of God reaching down into the mire couldn't lift one of them up to the level of degradation, not in a million years." Or words to that effect.

(To any journalists reading this: just joking. Really.)

-- Don Florence (, April 22, 1999.

The Vanity Fair article can be seen at this link:

-- Kevin (, April 22, 1999.

This is the author of the new website I would suggest going to Gary North's site (, scroll to the bottom of the home page, and hit the "Links" option. On the links page, there are 2 good options; one is "Cassandra Project", just over 1/2 way down, or (shorter) the "Interview with a reporter" option at the bottom. MinnesotaSmith

-- MinnesotaSmith (, April 22, 1999.

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