why it didn't happen & wont

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Didn't even fill up the gas tank on Dec 31. Wife annoyed at the crowd in the supermarket, lack of shopping carts. America is cutting edge techno-culture. That's what we do best. Therefore, y2k is the least of our problems. Unfortunately we know little and care less about the mysterious eco-system in which we are an embedded, malfunctioning chip. This system is the one we should be fretting about and doing something about. All this y2k hysteria: it's legitimate hysteria, for the wrong reasons.

-- Joseph Danison (jdanison@aol.com), January 04, 2000


When national debt issuance becomes this far extended, any sane person that analyzes this fragile economy, wonders where the bottom is.

-- Jim (waiting@aol.com), January 04, 2000.

Joseph, I agree, with your take on us being malfunctioning in the eco- system. I have always compared the y2k situation to our problem in coming to grips with the eco system. It is the interconnections that count, and we need to understand them.

-- gary elliott (gelliott@real.on.ca), January 04, 2000.

No doubt about it, the human race is the worst parasitic virus that ever infested this planet.

But are you trying to say that because we aren't caring about the planet, the computers won't crash? I don't get it.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), January 05, 2000.

Hawk, why don't you courageously take the first step to rid the world of just one of its viruses? It would be the noble thing to do, right? It soundsllike you're ready. Just let the rest of us decide for ourselves what we want to do.

-- Gary S. (garys_2k@yahoo.com), January 05, 2000.

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