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I just heard a promo on MSNBC about a y2k story on NBC's NITELY NEWS tonight. Not sure of the time, 5:30 central, I think. We are leaving for a Scout Blue & Gold Banquet at that time, so I'll miss it. Some- one watch it and let me know how it goes. In the little blurb that I saw, the word 'PANIC' was used, next to y2k....should be interesting! Later......
\/\/illis in OKC, OK 02/20/1999
-- Willis (BANDIT1@ontheroad.com), February 20, 1999
I saw the segment, it's a waste if time. Basically we're all causing "Panic" by being concerned that government and big business won't be ready. After all, in the segment they showed us that big business is ready "We'll be done by the end of the year, don't worry." And government will be ready too, why just look at the FAA's ATC system. WW is FOOCL (Falling Out Of Chair Laughing) at that examplary agency being used to show government compliance. Didn't the FAA just recently say that they'll be done with their ATC upgrade in mid-2000?
And of course they ran the standard "belittle the Y2K fearmonger" statements: VCRs, toasters, microwave ovens won't fall from the sky and the airplanes in your home will work, or something just as dumb.
What really frosted me was that they touched on the areas that need attention from the public: embedded devices, power and water vulnerabilities. Then they devoted the remaining time to "happy sheeple" propaganda. And the phrase "No need to panic." or variations thereof was used a couple of times.
Now we know the old saying about what to do when the powers that be start saying "There's no need to panic, all is well.", don't we?
-- Wildweasel (email@example.com), February 20, 1999.
I can top that...local news just did a Y2K week. First night they had psychics. Next night they did UFOs. I don't know about the rest.
-- Shimrod (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 20, 1999.
What was it they said?,,,"If they say it's not about sex,,,,it's about sex" Don't worry,,be happy. Check six,,,,still think1/2 inch plate is to heavy ; )
-- TAZ (email@example.com), February 20, 1999.