Matt Vaughn Essays, Commentary : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I have started a new thread on this in the hope that some of you will take a little time to read and comment on Matt Vaughn's essays: (link please?)

It will take a bit of your time to actually read through these, but I think it is worth it, and a commentary to Matt would be nice as well. He is a young man who discovered Y2k, wanted to learn about it more, then had to deal with his own feelings as well as those of the people he tried to pass the information to. Sound familiar? Matt is a college student (a junior, is that right Matt?) with a major in psychology. He only started to research Y2k less than 6 months ago, and is now confronted with the same problems most of us on this forum face when we try to convince others that "something wicked this way comes." He has done a fine job of collecting information from all sides on this Y2k debate and even is beginning to use his knowledge of basic psychological states to evaluate the responses. What I think is important is that he gets some feedback from some of the regulars, or not so regulars, on this forum. Matt, let me just make my own comment right now. You've done a superb job of collecting, evaluating, and informing. I am impressed with your professional approach, for someone so new to the field of psychology. I think you are going to make a very good counselor some day as you build upon your experience in human behaviour. Thanks for wanting to be a part of, and contribute to, our search for answers and preparation information.

-- Gordon (, April 27, 1999



-- regular (zzz@z.z), April 27, 1999.

Glad to see that Matt takes most of his information from unbiased sources: Gary North, Cory Hamasaki, Rick Cowles, Ed Yourdon.

Yeah, right.


-- larryb (, April 27, 1999.

Well, there seems to be an insinuation that Matt is biased. I have read every one of his essays and I don't see him in that light. Are there any others here who also think he is just regurgitating a bunch of biased opinions from biased sources? An inquiring mind wants to know. Oh, and if you want to knock him down or even flame him, go ahead. He's dealt with that response too, and seems to have adjusted.

-- Gordon (, April 27, 1999.

Nice quote...

" Ohh kay, the government wouldnt lie to us. If you believe that then you probably, believe that it really was a weather balloon that crashed at Roswell New Mexico."

I was going to say more, but larryb summed it up quite nicely.

-- Doomslayer (1@2.3), April 27, 1999.

I enjoyed the article below writen by Mike. The other two displayed an addiction to CSY2K poor guy (he should find this forum easier to take). He does give some good insights though on why the posters above have very insecure feelings about dealling with Y2K. It does make one ponder why there IS so much information on the Y2K problem yet some still waste their time nit picking. Personally if you are on this forum which is a Y2K prep type forum and you have no use for folks that are looking at that side of the equation then you must really have no life to speak of and this is the best time you can get. If it isn't a problem then why are you here? Oh and I am not a "doomer" cause Y2K in my mind will be much easier to deal with than some of the experiances in my life. I just like the simpler lifestyle. So don't try and slay me doomie :o)

This will cause alot of discomfort in many peoples lives though.

Good luck folks

Y2K With out Tears

-- Brian (, April 27, 1999.

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