00 as "EMP" Electromagnetic Bomb ?

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I stumbled (surfed) across the article, "The Electromagnetic Bomb - a Weapon of Electrical Mass Destruction", by Carlo Kopp, recently:


I'm sure most of us are familiar with the treat of Electomagnetic Pulse, or EMP. The following illustration from the article seemed suggestive of Y2K and embedded systems.

I wonder if EMP may be some sort of future Y2K scapegoat. Or, for that matter, solar max(?) Will corporate legal staffs be tempted to blame terrorism or acts of God rather than 'fess up to their own Y2K mismanagement?

-- Zach Anderson (z@figure.8m.com), July 02, 1999


Nice diagram, I keep thinking I'm going to see the Animaniacs pop their heads out of the bullseye. =o)

Thanks for the heads up on the EMP, I'll make it into a column of my newsletter, "Conspiracy Theory.

-- (mel@home.com), July 02, 1999.

You ought to look at that on LSD. Wow what a rush.


-- Anita (spoonera@msn.com), July 02, 1999.

Isn't that what we used in Belgrade to turn off the power?

-- Mommacares (harringtondesignX@earthlink.net), July 02, 1999.

Yeah, Anita, and the trails are great!

-- Mike Lang (webflier@erols.com), July 02, 1999.

Ha ha! But, rather than Conspiracy Theory (Subscription: 5), it is more likely to make a future issue of True White-Collar Crime (subscription: 3).

Of course, terrorists really do conspire in order to maximize shock. But, what I was suggesting was more in line with everyday business in the CYA world. Sorry for the confusion. Perhaps I should have entitled the post: "Electronic Arson?"

On the Belgrade question, I haven't the foggiest. I'm going to email the author of the article and let him know about this "discussion". I don't know where he stands on Y2K, but perhaps he'll chime in. More likely, he'll chime out!

-- Zach Anderson (z@figure.8m.com), July 07, 1999.

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