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Sarah's Daughters: A Wife's Response to Y2K
In this article, the author makes reference to another article from Backwoods Home magazine called Commonsense Preparedness Just Makes Sense. This article can be found at Backwoods Home Magazine - -- the place for self-reliance (http://www.backwoodshome.com).
Here's a site that has daily updates. More like Gary North's updates rather than Peter De Jagers.
FREE Y2K VIDEO
I ordered the free video on y2k from Unisys just a few days ago and
it came today. It is aimed at businesses but is non-technical. It has various
CEO's and CIO's of big companies talking about the impact of y2k, how it
can affect them, what they are doing about it, and warns of the interconnectedness
of all the economy. I think it is a convincing way of waking up people,
esp. if they are in business or deal with any large organization. I am
going to use it to show to various people I know.
MICROCHIPS IN CARS
Why does a car need to know the date? If you disconnect the battery for a year would this get your car through to 2001?
It is VERY dangerous to make assumptions like this. A lot of companies who are doing their Y2K assessment programs are finding problems in places they didn't expect. Part of the problem is that a lot of equipment uses "generic" chips which have a variety of commonly used features including date handling. If one of these chips is not 2000-compliant, the equipment that is controlled by it may (notice I said "may") malfunction, even though the date functions are not directly relevant to what the equipment does.
And in any case, the year 2001 will present most of the same problems as the year 2000. Shutting things down for a year won't solve anything.
A very prescient letter Sen. Moynihan wrote to the President in 1996 about y2k may be found at:
It only took the Prez 2 years to respond. What's he been thinking about??!
SCARIEST Y2K SITE
This is the scariest Y2K site on the Internet I've seen ever. If you haven't seen it, you must. You don't need anything else but this to give to people.
-- Cookbook for poor people
http://www.y2k-civil-society.org -- Civil Society preparedness for Y2k
You can check at their website http://www.cbn.org/the700club/y2k.asp
Y2K COORDINATORS STATE BY STATE
Here are two state sites. The first has e-mail addresses for the Y2K
coordinators of each state.
The second shows some general updates about each state. Rhode Island
should be given a round of applause for being honest about their problems.
There is a news article about Pat Boone volunteering to be Y2K spokesman at the webpage listed below. On this page there is also a phone number where you can get a free booklet called Y2KCPR, and can order larger quantities for 20 cents each.
I find the best daily "y2k news" sites are :
Y2K From the EPA