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This is from a newsletter put out by our independent broker:
Counting Down to Y2K
As the world nears the Year 2000, there's no final assurance that our lives will remain unaffected by the great computer glitch. Some people still expect doomsday, while others anticipate, at most, a series of annoyances. Even if you believe that the turn of the century will pass uneventfully, you'd be wise to put forth a little effort to protect against potential y2k problems.
Utility companies are doing their best to be ready, but because your family doesn't want to be without electricity and heat (particularly in January!), you may want to consider buying one of the new portable generators, along with some type of backup for your home's heating system. What's more, it's inexpensive and easy to stock up on drinking water -- just in case.
If your bank or financial institutions have not already provided you y2k compliance notices, ask them about their readiness. You may want to make your January payments early and save your evidence that the payments were made. Also, check your billing statements, investment reports, and other financial items more carefully than usual for a couple of months after January.
Then relax. You won't have to face another y2k problem for a thousand years!
-- Libby Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 1999
Good post Libby. I'm really having a bad time of it because y2k makes me major crazy and then stuff like "You won't have to face another y2k problem for a thousand years!" just puts me over the top.
The problem is in going from 99 to 100, which happens every . . . 100 years. I just read that the Pope is ushering in the third millenium in a few months. If I were to suggest that the Pope is wrong what would yous guys say? Probably DUH!!
So I love this warning from the newsletter but the little stuff sticks in my craw. . . I'm beyond help these days!
-- Becky (email@example.com), November 10, 1999.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
How many of the companies who are windowing their problem ahead by 20-50 years will remember to fix it before the time runs out again?
-- Dancr (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 1999.