Isn't this forum more important than ever? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I checked into this forum a few days before rollover and have found it fascinating. It seems to me that this forum is now more important than before, because this is one of the few outlets available for reports of Y2K, or seemingly Y2K, events. We know that the media is failing to report most incidents as they occur; we know that corporations and government have a vested interest in keeping their business hidden from public view. We need updates, reports and antedotal data in order to more fully assess what is truly going on out there. We are in the midst of an unprecedented and unpredictable event. Not one among us can say with 100% certainty what the ultimate ramifications will be. The reports here from the front lines are now critical to our understanding, so please keep this up.

Along those lines, I'll report that my husband is an IT at a county hospital, cited as being one of the best for its size in the country. Not only are they having more problems than usual since rollover, but also on Thursday, half the entire system went down for the first time ever. This incident is not being classed as Y2K related, because the truth is nobody has determined the underlying cause of the problem. But the incident can be classed as an anomoly of the highest order. A report of which, I offer simply for your consideration as we, collectively, attempt to answer the questions that Y2K and all of its ramifications have raised.

-- Aunt PittyPat (, January 14, 2000



-- Glitch Bitch (@ .), January 14, 2000.

Aunt PittyPat,

Thanks for the post.

-- spider (, January 14, 2000.

Thanks for the report Aunt PittyPat.


See also...

Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC)
http:// Grassroots%20Information%20Coordination%20Center%20%28GICC%29

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 14, 2000.

Great job, Auntie!!

Look at that curve!!

Is there time to get into the bunkers??

What hospital does uncle work at? Are they back up yet? I think I'm getting this flu, which is possibly a ramification of Y2K.

P.S. I'm thinking that not one among us can say ANYTHING about ultimate ramifications of ANYTHING with 100% certainty, so I'm for sure with you there!! Good analysis, Auntie.

-- ImSo (, January 14, 2000.

Hi there Aunt PittyPat! Before Rollover there was an urgency, a quickening of activity to solidify preps, a fear of the Great Unknown. There was a feeling that life continuation might be threatened in any number of horrific ways, and always an expectation that life as we know it might be inconvenienced.

Because that Urgency is no longer evident, and life on the surface seems to be plodding along quite normally and nicely same old same old, this Forum cannot be as important as it was. Before, its mission was to share prep tips and ponder scenarios in order to help each other be better able to cope physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Thank God Y2K was exterminated at least on the cascading systemic global interconnected level! The infrastructure for the most part seems to be holding :-) which was always the crux to being able to fix whatever might go wrong.

Now, the Forum is a comfy watering hole for those of us still very curious about computer glitches, Y2K unravellings (much smaller scale :-), and The PlayOut. It would be good to know the truth about what actually happened ...

We always came here to learn and share. Before the assualt of rude trolls, this Forum in its golden days was a wonderful place to share ideas, stories, news articles, and conjectures about the Web of Digital ShortComings.

We're still watching, but we're very gratefully prepped, and the urgency is over, at least for us. Very nice!

May all you new folks enjoy going at it, rubbing cyber elbows and gleaning as much as you can from the interaction.

Anybody interested in really heady days, go back into the archives pre December 1998. Oh it was great! ~

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, January 14, 2000.

Thanks Pitty Pat,

I agree that this forum is more important than ever. Other sources such as the Y2K Newswire, and even Gary North are seemingly drying up. Mainstream news will not provide much, unless something catastrphic occurs. Most computer problems have been, and probably will be, back-office problems known to only a handful of people, yet having a profound effect upon the organization. The severity and extent of these problems, and their total effect, remains to be seen. (1000 paper cuts, or 1000 serious cuts... the jury is still out).

Even the questionable stories are interesting, and in light of all that has happened, haven't we learned to have a bit more skepticism?

It is not time to jump off the bandwagon yet. Y2K is a YEAR 2000 problem, not a day 2000 problem. Let's ride this thing out and see what unfolds. If Y2K remains less than a BITR, great, what have we lost???

-- No Polly (, January 14, 2000.

Aunt Pitty Pat,

Oh yes, say "hi" to Scarlet for me. :-)

-- No Polly (, January 14, 2000.

To Glitch Bitch, Spider & Diane: Thanks.

To ImSo: I don't dare say which hospital; I felt some trepidation in reporting what I did. The system was down for about six hours, until a work-around was established. The system will operate with this work-around indefinitely. I will add that the hospital, itself, will go on with or without computers. My husband's boss informed the department before rollover that, if worse comes to worse (a complete shutdown), the ITs would be acting as runners and file clerks if necessary. This is the same person who was on local TV before rollover, stating "100% confindence" that everything would be just fine. And, of course, publically, it is.

To Ashton: I regret to have missed the heady days of the forum before rollover, but as you said, in so many words, reports then were conjecture and speculation. Now, we need reports to assess what is happening, truly, and to answer questions.

-- Aunt PittyPat (, January 14, 2000.

To No Polly:

Agreed. Let me reiterate that Y2K is unprecedented. Already, people have spent money for preparations; some have made money; people have alligned themselves into opposing camps; and people are uncertain of the outcome of this event. In other words, already, there have been ramifications. There is a strong case for the prospect of a "cascade" effect. There is also an argrument that everything is over; all is well in the land. I just wanna' know what the truth is. I submit that only by careful observation of front line reports will we ever have the slightest chance of understanding this event, its further ramifications, and the answers to the questions raised so far.

BTW, Scarlett appreciates your kind message.

-- Aunt PittyPat (, January 14, 2000.

Aunt Pitty Pat, I couldn't agree with you more. I find there is more up-to-the-minute news, information on this forum than CNN or Fox, or anywhere else.

Just because the BIG BANG didn't happen doesn't mean there aren't problems still pending. And all we'll get out of our talking heads on the news will be the usual "fiddle-de-de."

Rett at Tara

-- Richard (, January 14, 2000.

Aunt Pitty Pat, I Agrees(sho nuf) ....But I don't knows nuttin 'bout deliverin no baby yet!

-- Buckwheat (Ol', January 14, 2000.

Hey Buckwheat...give it a rest bro.

-- Dee (, January 14, 2000.

Frankly Dee, I don't really give a damn!

Poetic License from the movie if you're so friggin stupid!!!!...Yeah, I Know... you're asking "What Movie/Novel?"

Take your political correctness and shove it up your dumb ass!

-- Buckwheat (Ol', January 14, 2000.

Aunt PittyPat:

YES! Hang around for the Crash of the Millennium!

-- dinosaur (, January 14, 2000.

Sorry Dee,

You're right...Had a bad day I guess....Meant no offense to you or forum members. Just couldn't help but flash back to that classic scene in GWTW.

-- Buck (Ol', January 14, 2000.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California

Thank God Y2K was exterminated at least on the cascading systemic global interconnected level!


-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), January 15, 2000.

Dancr, the pollys were right.... so far......

Hope their luck continues :-)

-- Netghost (ng@no.yr), January 15, 2000.

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