Who/what influences your thinking and action on Y2K?

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Apart from what you read in the traditional media and see for yourselves, who, where, what influences your thinking, your optimism, pessimism, preparation on Y2k? These are the people and places that I tap into, that got me to take the issue seriously, that gave me sleepless nights and occasional respite, that spur me into action, that give me confidence or catalyse/contribute to the threads that get me thinking. Love 'em or hate 'em, but I can't quite deny them, either way.

Yardeni (yardeni.com) Yourdon (yourdon.com, posting here occasionally - his own forum) Roleigh Martin (http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/roleigh_martin/index.htm) Paul Milne (posting mostly at csy2k) Infomagic (posting mostly at csy2k) North (garynorth.com) Rick Cowles (moderator euy2k) Bonnie Camp (occasional posting here, otherwise mostly at euy2k) Andrew Ryan (recent poster here) Robert Egan (posting at csy2k) Bradley Sherman (posting at csy2k) Tom Benjamin (posting mostly at csy2k) BigDog (posting mostly here) Sysman and Andy (posting mostly here) Mr. Decker (posting mostly here) Stephen Poole (posting here, at own web site, debunker forum and GNBFI) Flint (posting mostly here) Dick Mills (columnist at Westergaard, y2ktimebomb.com) Senate Special Committee on Y2K (senate.gov/~y2k) Hoffmeister (posting here, csy2k, debunker forum and GNBFI) Paul Davis (posting here, csy2k, the debunker forum and GNBFI) Steve Davis (coalition2000.org) Debunker forum (occasional posts) GNBFI forum (occasional posts) RMS (posting on this forum) Mitch Ratcliffe (zdnet) FactFinder (posting at euy2k) cl (posting mostly at euy2k) Bob (y2kguru posting at euy2k)

Apologies for those I've forgotten - there are countless others.

-- cby (cby2000@hotmail.com), May 06, 1999


Sorry, forgot Dan the Power Man (posting here) and Drew Parkhill (here and over at euy2k)

-- cby (cby2000@hotmail.com), May 06, 1999.

Heavens how could I?! Dejager (year2000.com); the whole bunch at Westergaard, with special mentions to Chuck Lanza and Victor Porlier (y2ktimebomb.com)

-- cby (cby2000@hotmail.com), May 06, 1999.

Praying about it. The advice that comes to me is prepare, prepare, prepare. It's scary.

Sincerely, Apple

-- Apple (villarta@itsnet.com), May 06, 1999.

Your list pretty much covered those who initially influenced my thinking. Countryside Magazine convinced my folks to GI. Now that I've made the decision to prepare I'm not looking to be influenced anymore from any source, though I enjoy reading news on the positive side.

This forum helps me get new angles on preparation. Plenty of things I'd have overlooked otherwise. Just moving back to the farm from overseas put me in good standing for anything up to a 7. Since I'm here anyway I'm getting ready for up to a 9 just in case, but mostly to relieve my own anxieties. I'm comfortable with the level of time and effort these preps are costing me, as well as the money. Nothing I read at this late date is likely to relax my efforts or get me to buck up for a 10.

-- Steve Hartzler (s.hartzler@usa.net), May 06, 1999.

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