FWIW, here's a heck of an anecdote...greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I just interviewed a fellow for a job in my department. He and his wife moved to this area recently, leaving the city (Cincinnati)for 'the country life' with no job waiting for him.
Maybe this would not be noteworthy, but this is a man with a masters degree, extensive experience with environmental enginering, pharmaceuticals, bio-science, etc. He's applying for a technician's job here.
During the conversation he mentioned he has an interest in electricity, and wind gennys. (We make electrical equipment, so it flowed naturally) He also said he priced some at a Y2K symposium. (Our company is looking at making these at my prompting)
Sounds like a committed man who has made the Big Move. I might just hire him to have another GI within 50 miles of me to keep from going nutz. I'm Kooky enough as it is.
-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), November 29, 1999
so where do you live? washington, dc. that would be funny!!
-- tt (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
Way out in northern Kentucky! So far back we get the Grand Ol' Opry on Wednesday nite!
-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), November 29, 1999.
Friend of mine drives for UPS. He was talking to his friend who drives for Yellow Freight.
The Yellow Freight driver maintains that the company will have all trucks off the road and home at respective centers over the rollover.
Worried about fuel availability.
Hmmmm. Another friend of a friend report
-- (rumors)LM (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
shiiiiiiiiiiit there goes my delusions that I might be safe in Cincinnati.
I guess I'll finally stop making Kentucky jokes now.....
-- Barney Fife (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
What I'm looking for are "high profile" defections. I'd like to know when the Motorola CIO heads for the hill country. Somebody who knows it'll be a 7+ and heads off to a bunker with the wife and kids....
-- Mr. Bob (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
Funny you should mention Yellow Freight...
One of the local television stations did a story - probably close to 18 months or more ago, could be closer to 2 years - about Yellow Freight's preparations for the Y2k rollover. It was part of a general "Y2k story" that showed several families who had done a fair amount of preparing already. Don't remember which station carried it, it's been a long while. It was the very first mainstream media piece my husband and I had seen regarding Y2k.
At that time, Yellow Freight said they planned on having a 'gathering' of sorts at their company headquarters here in Kansas City (Overland Park, KS). They also mentioned that they would be storing some food, water, and other provisions for their employees (which ones??). Was going to be a 'party' atmosphere, but they were also making plans to hunker down if need be.
Got our attention, real fast! We were both quite surprised that a well known company would go 'on the record' as they did.
But you know what? Haven't heard anything more regarding their 'plans' since then.
Yellow Freight specializes in LTL (less than load) shipments. Maybe they GI?
-- Wilferd (WilferdW@aol.com), November 29, 1999.
Hey, Mr. Bob - I've got just the quote to chill your toes!
Go to this page and scroll down for the LOS ANGELES TIMES story which includes a report on "a senior Microsoft executive" who has bought a 155-acre Y2K survival retreat in the Ozarks!
I suspect that will more than meet your criteria :)
-- John Whitley (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
Robert Rubin left the administration to "go fishing". High enough?
-- maid upname (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
JOHN: That high-up person in MICROSCHLOCK just might happen to be the EX-CIO, who left this past June already, well before most people made the connection.
The wording of the article smelled , too. It said he was taking a 12-month(does that mean it will be all-clear by June 2000?) sabbatical. Why this EXACT time frame? I posted her about it,; this was WELL before the recent exodus of rats (CEO's, CFO's, CIO's) tah has only in the past week been verified.
Anyone find that article, and the CIO's name from Microschlock?
-- profit of doom (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
.....The mayor of Cleveland just bought a parcel a couple of months ago in rural Coshocton County, Ohio. The local paper said they couldn't get much info out of "privacy" concerns.
-- Patrick (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.