"Cools and Cataclysmics Awaiting Y2K": Thomas Barnett featuredgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Funny story ..."While they said it was impossible to guarantee that some of the networks that make up the Internet won't experience temporary problems rolling over to the new date, the Internet is so redundant that it will just keep on giving you mail while you forage for berries."
"Right now, Barnett says, the majority working on his project think investors won't panic for several reasons -- principally that the 1997-98 global financial crisis was a dry run for Y2K and the markets have been vaccinated. Also, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is still around and will print money if necessary."
-- lisa (email@example.com), August 19, 1999
why am i see ing the TITANIC, the polly,s are still in the ballroom, on deck the band; is playing>''nearer my god to thee''-the rich-guy is trying to bribe his way onto-lifeboat,the guy,s in engine room are drowning-the kid in the crow,s nest'has doo-doo in his short,s.how few are=saved?--when doe,s the panic-begin,how many jump-ship only to freeze to death--oh no didn,t they say=even GOD can,t sink the titanic.-----might wanna be careful what we say,
-- read the book. (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 19, 1999.
It's more or less the usual--taking a couple of snippets from a couple of sources and hyping it. Is this journalism?
-- Mara Wayne (MaraWAyne@aol.com), August 19, 1999.
Mara, yes, it's fluff, but I like to collect articles where our "regulars" are quoted. Barnett hangs out here from time to time, and has posted that he appreciates all the analysis that goes on here.
-- lisa (email@example.com), August 19, 1999.