Year 2000: Who will do what and when will they do it?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Below is the link to Douglas Carmichael's text on Y2K and what is beyond. You may copy and paste the first URL, or right click on the hyperlink to open up a new window.
-- Donna Barthuley (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 1998
At least he is honest enough to admit he doesn't know what will happen. Though it takes him 5 pages to get to it.
-- Paul Davis (email@example.com), December 18, 1998.
I agree that society's response to Y2K is at least as important as Y2K itself.
However, knowing the nature of man, I fear that we'll degrade to fuedalism and "mafia". Just like the situation in Russia.
However, I still feel there a pockets within the country where one could live a relatively peaceful "community focused" life.
Those communities, however, mean sacrificing most of what you have in a large city and going back to an almost "rural" lifestyle.
I'm thinking of places in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, etc. where there are still large areas of fertile land.
How many of you are willing to do this on "faith"? Before an actual crash happens? After the crash, you won't be able to even get out of town. Someone will stop you at the edge of town, kill you, and take your stuff.
-- Glen Austin (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 1998.
Sounds like a Mad Max scenario to me, and I'm not convinced i will play out like it does in the movies they've used to school us all on human behavior. Not only that but you left out a lot of fertile land...if you're including Texas, an arid climate in the main you'd better include California, Oregon, and other places.
I agree though that pockets of people living sanely will be the norm....
-- Donna Barthuley (email@example.com), December 18, 1998.
Thanks for the link Donna.
I tried to print his paper, but I get an "illegal operation" error message from Netscape each time I tried and had to restart the program. I have no problem printing pages from this forum though. Anyone else encountered this problem?
-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 1998.
I've had trouble printing some web pages, with both MSIE 3.0 and Netscape 3.0. After some trial and error I've concluded that in some cases the presence of frames, or the extent of graphic images on the page will stymie those browsers. My impression is that this is more likely when an advertising banner fills the top of the page, and/or includes a java script. Reducing memory usage sometimes makes printing possible, too.
BUT -- I found that instead of clicking on the URL provided (as in Carmichael's pages) I can rightclick the URL, then select [Copy Shortcut] in MSIE 3.0, or [Copy Link Location] in Netscape 3.0. Then paste the shortcut to the browser's address line. This sometimes opens a page that is largely text and can be printed.
-- Tom Carey (email@example.com), December 18, 1998.
Thanks so much for the Link, it was really informed reading. By the way, I'm thru with this message board, except for following the wonderful links that have professional commentary, & expert writings. All you that give links, please keep this up, ok? Bye, people, I'm not Jimmy.
-- Randy (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 1998.
Randy, don't leave.
You're not Jimmy. Everyone was a newbie once. You just happened to come at a bad time, that's all.
-- Leo (email@example.com), December 19, 1998.