On This Day Pre-Y2K

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April 15, 1999 Permalink

In New Orleans, most people are clueless. When I bring up the topic, they look at me like I’m from Mars and laugh. Or they say dumb things like, “well, if it’s going to happen, it will happen.” Or, “They’re going to fix that! The bank wouldn’t be giving me a loan to build a new house if anything bad was going to happen!” So, I rarely say anything any more, unless I am specifically asked, then I say, “prepare for a very long hurricane.”

—Scarlett, Time Bomb 2000 Forums (LUSENET), 04/15/99

Computers don’t care that. . . .

You’re tired of hearing about y2k

You’re burned out on y2k

Your wife won’t listen to any more y2k evidence

Your urban home is just what you always wanted

Your retirement plan has made you rich on paper

To get your retirement money, you will have to quit your job

You’re too old to change

Your back hurts

Your pastor says it’s your moral responsibility to stay in the city and tithe

Your banker says that y2k panic is a greater threat than broken code

The computers just do what they have been programmed to do. And they have been programmed wrong.

—Gary North, garynorth.com, 04/15/99

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