Is y2k over in most peoples minds? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Well it's 149 days and counting, most seem to think y2k is fixed enough to not worry anymore. People don't want to hear it anymore. They laughed from the begening and are laughing even more now. I ask at least 5 people a week whats all this y2k about? They say eaither it's been fixed or there's nothing to worry about. I got it late and freaked out, started perping and now wonder if I'm on the crazy side. You do have to admit all the key dates have come and gone with no problems that can be a flag of things to come. Thats what we heard! When 1-1-99, 4-1-99, 7-1-99 people will see whats in store for them in the future, nothing happened so now what would you think??? Hello they said we will see whats in store for 1-1-00! So do we see???

-- Rooster Cogburn (, August 04, 1999


Minds? People have minds???????!!!!!!!!!!!!

You'ld never know it. When someone says what "people THINK" about Y2K I have to laugh. The far majorityy have never "thunk" about it at all, they just secrete the "It'll be OK" hormone.

-- Jon Johnson (, August 04, 1999.

Over? It never registered in the first place!

-- over & out (sheeple@toast.con), August 04, 1999.

Rooster, keep prepping and hang in there. Today is today and tomorrow is tomorrow. It's not tomorrow yet. The waiting is part of the agony. People are tired of hearing about it???? They haven't heard about it. There is no news about it and there wasn't from the start. They must be real newshounds if they think they've heard about it. I used to read the NYTimes every day, cover to cover, and I wasn't informed. So what kind of news have they been saturated with? The only real news is on the Internet, in the form of firsthand reports. And these are disturbing. I'm not talking about speculation. I'm talking about government and association reports.

-- Mara Wayne (, August 04, 1999.


Hang tight. Keep up the preps. The Titanic was running full speed ahead when it hit that iceberg. Everyone was a'partying even when the 'event' happened. Even as the ship was sinking they insisted on lying to people .. until the deck started to tilt noticably.

Don't wait for the 'tilt'. Everyone else is doing just that.

-- ..- (dit@dot.dash), August 04, 1999.

The news media is told NOT to talk about it. How will the government and communities handle the premature panic? They are not ready to handle it and could not handle it. But I agree with you Rooster, the dates have come and gone and we are all sitting here wondering if we have put ourselves, family, and friends through unnecessary stress and financial hardship for an event that may not even happen.

-- ~~~~ (, August 04, 1999.

Wer das allis forgein!!

(aber Morgan, Morgan ...Morgan! Morgan! Morgan!!)

-- K. Stevens (kstevens@It's ALL going away in, August 04, 1999.

Think for a minute about the average American listening to the media every day. Along with y2k there are wars, threats of terrorism, horrible murders and crimes, political scandals, environmental disasters, drought, flood, and dead Kennedys. Where on the scale of worries would the average person place y2k? Not very high.

People on this forum are more inclined to worry about y2k because they (me too) are more familiar with computers. It may seem that the computer has permeated everything, but it will be a while before the culture as a whole catches up. The great unwashed masses are still bowing before the Mammon of the television. If things go on uninterrupted....ahh.... for another generation, the lines between TV and the Internet will be so blurred that Mammon will become Morphon. But this hasen't happened yet by a long shot.

-- Forrest Covington (, August 04, 1999.

Hi Rooster!

Nice to see you back. I remember the first day you posted. Does anybody remember that thread? It was a classic! Does anyone have a link?

-- rooster's (, August 04, 1999.

Is Y2K over???

It soon will be! Forget the 149 days...there are now only

90 Federal Days (work days) left.


-- K. Stevens (kstevens@It's ALL going away in, August 04, 1999., August 04, 1999.

color off!

-- d. t (, August 04, 1999.

Rooster, I forgot where I read it but Y2K ready is a legal definition which means that Computer Systems have been corrected to work properly until January 1,2000.It makes sense that computer programmers would work on the most immediate critical dates first.Y2K compliant is a legal definition which means that Computer Systems have been corrected to work properly past January 1,2000.I have read a good many Y2K ready statements but not many Y2K compliant statements. The real critical dates have been the missed deadlines.

-- Stanley Lucas (, August 04, 1999.

Yes, Rooster, you are on the crazy side... of sanity.

Don't forget that the Just In Time distribution systems will tank when major catastrophes hit causing the masses to panic. The shock people will experience when they realize shortages are real and long- lasting will do permanent damage to their DGI mentality, and they will be reborn as GIs.

However, they won't exercise much common sense when they do their panic buying since they haven't deeply focused upon plausible actions and done extensive research like you have.

They'll act like chickens with their heads cut off. You can cockadoodledoo now about that hatchet falling towards their scrawny necks, but your crowing isn't reaching their brains.

A worldwide disaster must happen before they will take you seriously.

But then it will be too late.

-- Randolph (, August 04, 1999.

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