y2k or not; change is coming...greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
May I sum up the entire debate as simply as:
-- things will change
-- things will not change
Given that, y2k aside, things will change, if only because this final historic mania blow-off in the market will end in tears.
And the economy will be racked and riven because of it. The very, very best case I see is "merely" a long and painful bear market...and that, in itself, will "change things" dramatically.
The y2k problems, and I personally think they will be many and prolonged and -- in many cases -- slow to surface, will only make things worse. How "worse"? I don't have a clue. But I believe we're at a turning point, similar to the end of the "Roaring 20's," and, I hope, the aftermath, for us, is cleansing and brief; though that's only hopeful thinking.
I'm prepped, and I find great comfort in that. Best case..."nothing happens"...do I think what I bought will be cheaper next year? ah...no. I'm glad to have it.
Good luck to everyone.
-- doug (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 18, 1999
Before the Klintonista Pollywogs assail you for being a doomer gloomer HOARDING son of a cootie bug....can any Pollywog explain why, pray tell, for such a non-event, our spineless droogies in Washington have seen fit to spend 50 million of OUR dollars for their very own state of the art Y2K BUNKER? Even though Pollywogs are smarter and wiser than the silly doomers and know Y2K is a fart in a whirlwind; apparently, those whose feet and cheeks bear the tracks of Pollywog tongues feel just a wee bit (50M wee bit) different. Wassupwidatt? What Doug says is good, common sense. Good luck to you, too.
-- sikodeshitt (email@example.com), November 18, 1999.
* Y2K is Real
* Y2K is a subset of the Millennium Problem.
-- Dan G (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 18, 1999.
Doug et. all,
Didn't want to put up another headline here, but I wondered...
Suppose, just suppose some"one" had a cure for y2k? Take Bill Gates and windows as an example.
Think about it.
-- maid upname (email@example.com), November 18, 1999.
Cure for Y2K? Think about it? There is a cure for Y2K--remediation. It wasn't applied in time. Think about it--it has to be applied to code. Think about it. Bill Gates sells PC software and many of the problems will be with mainframes and embeddeds. Think!
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), November 18, 1999.