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Is end near? Faithful wonder
This painting of the apocalypse was created by 15th century Dutch artist Jan Provoost, providing a vision of events in heaven and hell.

Many preparing for Y2K screwups
Concerned residents buy gas, batteries, water

There was also a statewide Michigan poll which I could not find on the site that was in the paper:

  1% no response
  4% are very concerned
22% are somewhat concerned
27% not very concerned
46% not concerned at all

Stockpiling water:
YES: 41%
  NO: 58%

Stockpiling extra food:
YES: 41%
  NO: 58%

Keeping extra fuel or wood for cooking or heating:
YES: 30%
  NO: 69%

Getting prescriptions filled early:
YES: 33%
  NO: 64%

Buying a generator:
YES:  5%
  NO: 73%

Buying a gun:
YES:  5%
  NO: 61%

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), November 28, 1999


Hi Tim...

When they poll "the public" these "we've gone to the moon, so Y2K's a yawner" people make up the majority. No research. No critcal thinking. No saavy. Just hopes and dreams. I've been praying that all the rational thought plus knowledge of software metrics, programming, in general, and human nature that we absorb daily on this forum is somehow not accurate compared to "they'll fix it". I think as Gary North has said, the only way we could be wrong is if Y2K was a trivial problem from the get-go.

Sometimes I feel like I've gone to the moon and these people are martians

-- PJC (paulchri@msn.com), November 28, 1999.

"If we still fear problems, that doesn't say much for how smart we are," he said.

That's right, we are not NEARLY as smart as you THINK we are!!

"We can send a man to the moon but we haven't advanced enough to correct Y2K? It doesn't sound right."

Oh, you mean kinda like our last mission to Mars, when they couldn't figure out how to do metric conversions and it crashed?

LOL at the funny, funny people!

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), November 28, 1999.

Actually, Hawk, the mars lander flew past mars and is headed for the sun. :( It makes me worried about NASA's y2k comliance! :)

-- Crono (Crono@timesend.com), November 29, 1999.

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