Why the recent Gallup poll?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This from the Credit Union Times:
"Federal bank and thrift regulators paid $300,000 for the study to assess customers' cash withdrawal plans and to find out which Year 2000 messages customers find most calming.
-- Don (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 23, 1999
Well golly, Don that's a tough one.
Maybe they realize that people such as those that populate this forum, and the folks who run Y2KNewswire, Y2KSupply, and WorldNetDaily are out to scare the bejeezus out of people, so they can get rich, which they have done already....just maybe the Gallup folks want people to use common sense and not give in to such idiotic panic-mongering kindergarten-level crap.
It still amazes me that grown, supposedly intelligent adults buy into this shit.
Maybe Gallup realizes that no matter what happens, this panic-mongering will continue, and people will continue to buy into it.
(People are smarter than that? See under "Orson Welles: War of the Worlds: Radio Panics")
-- Chicken Little (email@example.com), June 23, 1999.
What exactly is it, my fine feathered friend, that you don't understand about Y2K?
There are people, always have been, always will be, who make money when disaster strikes. Your blasting away at people making money will not make the problem go away.
The problem is real. It will be coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Are you prepared? Is the Office of Management and Budget lying to you, Mr. Little? Are the fearmongers at the World Bank feeding you crap? How much documentation do you need?
-- Don (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 23, 1999.
Maybe they have a few former wranglers in their ranks who know that one tried and true way to keep the cattle calm is to sing to them as the thunderstorm approaches.
This idea was used before rock 'n roll came along, of course.
Just a thought.
-- LP (email@example.com), June 23, 1999.