Details of Washington, D.C. Y2k User Group Surveygreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
A previous thread mentioned this survey, but the detailed results of the survey are definitely worth a peek.
THE PREDICTED IMPACT OF THE YEAR 2000 PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES is a lengthy summation of the survey. The comments from survey respondents can be found in Appendix B. The best comment is saved for last!!
-- regular (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 10, 1999
I'm sorry to see that I'm not the only one who thinks Clinton will pull something to stay in office past his time.
-- Shannon (Teacherof3@aol.com), June 10, 1999.
This was my favorite quote:
Despite the fact that we are in February 1999, some offices are just now beginning to take Y2K as something worthy of management's attention. In very deep denial because management just want Y2K to "go away." Some offices are in the beginning stages of assessment. Of course, we are reporting that we are 'clean and green' - as the politicians require us to report."
The one about Gary North was good too.
-- DJ (email@example.com), June 10, 1999.
This from a WDCY2K "middle-grounder" (mostly 4s in all categories):
I plan to acquire and know persons who have already acquired chip-free electric generators. I plan to stockpile non-perishable food starting in June. I plan to stockpile bottled water starting August. I will have three extra cords of firewood. And I will read all the classics during any brownouts.
Geez, and I get called a "doomer". I'm a Polly compared to these guys'n'gals...
-- Mac (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 10, 1999.