I wonder what EY is up to?

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Leading Y2K guru signs off to await 2000

gosh, I wonder why "no comment"?

-- Super Polly (Fu_Q_y2kfreaks@hotmail.com), June 10, 1999


I think ET has it made it painfully clear why he has left the Y2K battlefield. I also think that if anyone speculates his position has changed because he now concentrates his web page on software projects is crazy. There WILL be computers and software post Y2K. Why do you think the internet was invented? In case of carpetbombing the world wanted to still be able to remain in contact. With several thousand different ways to route the flowing text, it makes it nearly impossible to cut off communications. Sometimes I wonder if hard core pollys actually believe the D&G crowd thinks that computers will literally explode on 1/1/00. So with that in mind here is an analogy ; your average car mechanic doesn't get any criticism when he decides to specialize in just transmissions, nobody ever says "hey that guy isn't fixing the engine anymore... he must know that it's failproof". So why does EY get critized for specializing in something he wants to pursue?

-- (workathome@atl.ga), June 10, 1999.

PS: I'm sorry EY left the stage. I'm sorry if his Y2K work caused him grief, I'm sorry that people ganged up on him when he tried to spread the truth, and I'm very sorry that the Y2K threat has been minimized because a major player has left the game. It's sad to see a good leader go, but it's his life after all, not ours.

-- (workathome@atl.ga), June 10, 1999.

Super, Ed says it best..."More than just hardening of positions, though, I sense an increasing degree of confrontation and hostility between the two camps. It's reflected in flame wars on the Internet discussion groups; emotional rhetoric in the statements of government officials and media articles (e.g., warnings against "frivolous stockpiling"); McCarthy-esque threats by both sides that "we're taking names" in preparation for some kind of undescribed post-Y2K retribution against those who express an opposing point of view; and, overall, a sharp decline in civility. I expect this to continue for the remainder of the year, and I don't think it's a productive use of my time (or anyone else's) to continue attempting to respond to messages and commentary whose purpose often seems to be "ignore the message, shoot the messenger." Why isn't it productive? Because it doesn't change anyone's mind about the topic. Perhaps we could use the services of some of the gifted statesmen who have helped negotiate peace treaties in northern Ireland, or the middle East; as for me, I don't have the skill, the patience, or the training in this kind of diplom

-- corrine l (corrine@iwaynet.net), June 10, 1999.

Ed's decision has been commented on extensively. For example:


"Timing of Ed's leave taking"

-- Linkmeister (link@librarian.edu), June 10, 1999.

I like workathome's typo. ET, that about sums up the way I feel about his expert status.

-- cute (not@home.now), June 10, 1999.


Super Polly

Pollyandre Superiore

Le Polly Tres Bien

Just trying out your handle, there.


Nah, not inventive enough. Try something else.

-- Lisa (lisa@work.now), June 10, 1999.

There have been thousands of comments all over the internet moron, crawl back under your rock.

-- FLAME AWAY (BLehman202@aol.com), June 10, 1999.


Why are you fiddling with my handle? getting in practice for impersonating me later, like you do others? all you gotta do is bold it. but watch out or dweedle dee and dweedle dum (sysop#1, #2) might come down on you


thanks for confirming that the idiot doomers don't click through and read anything that might be from a "polly" source. Here is the comment that got me:


He has disconnected his Taos, N.M., phone and said "Sayonara, Y2K" ....... could not be reached for comment Tuesday

[end snip]

ROTFLMAO at you freaks!

-- Super Polly (Fu_Q_y2kfreaks@hotmail.com), June 10, 1999.

Mr. Polly: I've never impersonated a polly/troll, ever. Well, once I did, with Norm, but that's all.

I deeply regret when obscenity/insensitivity surfaces and am not practicing your handle in order to troll you.

Ugly language is ugly language, even if it's phonetic, rather than visual.

-- Lisa (lisa@work.now), June 10, 1999.

yeah, right Lisa..."a, mustn't exclude double D: =======> ..

-- Lisa (lisa@work.now), June 10, 1999. "

Think what you like. see what you like. as per the software designers request "please do not use fake e-mail..." that is a real addy. might be my initials, might be part of a street address...see what you like.

-- Super Polly (Fu_Q_y2kfreaks@hotmail.com), June 10, 1999.

I didn't impersonate anybody.

If that's your address, you probably have a hard time keeping your street sign. My sister's is Redbud Lane: they replace 3 or 4 times a year.

Anyway, how could anybody be a "super" polly?

-- Lisa (lisa@work.now), June 10, 1999.


Did you ever hear that saying, "nice house, nobody home?" Your email address made me think of that. So, were you the one that inspired the original saying? Have you decided to call yourself *cute* now?

-- Gordon (gpconnolly@aol.com), June 10, 1999.

lisa said: I deeply regret when obscenity/insensitivity surfaces

THAT is what my post ref. to

I am certainly a polly, I think its going to be a big fat goose egg on the scale...and well, I'm just Super!

I don't think swell Polly would cut it, do you?

-- Super Polly (Fu_Q_y2kfreaks@hotmail.com), June 10, 1999.

Super Polly,

Good Lord, SP, we've been looking for a Polly Leader like you. The others seem so wishy washy by comparison. But you stick your neck right out there and let everybody know just what you think. Now, could you maybe start a thread to Paul Milne and let him have some of your deep thoughts and deep drilling. Can't wait. Can't wait!

-- Gordon (gpconnolly@aol.com), June 10, 1999.

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