Farmer's Almanac Discovers Y2Kgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
My wife just came home today from a Wal-Mart trip with a new magazine. It's titled Y2K Disaster 2000, Millennium Survival Guide. It is published by Harris' Farmer's Almanac. So the public is getting a full monty approach to this now, right on the magazine rack at your local Wal-Mart store. This is a very good collection of information and suggestions, and is worthwhile to both GI's and DGI's. The whole magazine is devoted to the Y2K situation.
-- Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 26, 1999
Sounds great. I am new to this site; what is GI and DGI mean? thx, mike
-- mike (CHIMDOC@aol.com), May 26, 1999.
There's a whole collection - Get It; Don't Get It; Don't Wanna Get It...
-- Brooks (email@example.com), May 26, 1999.
Let me expand on Brooks' reply.
A GI refers to someone who "gets it", the it being the perception that potential Y2K problems are sufficiently likely to be serious enough that preparation is prudent. There is, of course, a wide range of estimates of how likely and how serious, but someone who feels that preparation is not needed is considered a DGI, a don't (or doesn't) get it.
A DWGI refers to someone who does not want to get it, someone who, for example, does not want to know about serious potential problems.
-- Jerry B (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 26, 1999.
Thanks, Gordon. I LOVE Farmer's Almanac.
Welcome, Mike. Are you a Chimney Doc, as your name seems to imply? If so, your input is encouraged on that subject.
-- (email@example.com), May 27, 1999.