"Dear Sir, A firefighter makes a living fighting fires.
A y2k programmer makes a libing fighting programs. Would you
dare question the economic integrity, morality, and value of
a firefighter? May you survive the fire to come."
"For a while now, I suspected there was nothing behind the
hype. It's great to know my instincts were correct. I also just
got the worst spam I've ever seen. It begins with a ludicrous
pronouncement of doom, then finishes with proselytizing of the
christian reconstructionist sort."
"Get real. Wake up you simplistic, technology centred, functional
reductionist. Y2K is not only about what happens in the computer
system of your company in the highly developed USAÖ. Read
the WebPages to broaden your so far technology centred mind."
"Follow the money. People who are alerting you how bad the
Year 2000 problem is usually try to sell you something to 'make
it through,' like gold, silver, storeable foods, and so on."
"Yes I think people want chaos/disaster or whatever. Like
going to a horror movie. Why do people do that? Boredom? A natural
instinct to self-destruct when the clock strikes 12? Who knows
but there is a lot of power and energy in this. Enough perhaps
to make things happen!"
"I am just waiting for the TV infomercials to start on this
Y2K problem...like 'get your own Y2K survial kit...beans, freeze
dried hot dogs, notebooks, matches, a cord or two of firewood,
and iron skillet and a jug of water all yours for 159.99 dial
us now at 1-888-S-U-C-K-K-E-R. Please no credit cards, just cash!"
"Interesting to see how many people are taken in by your
obviously 'tongue in cheek' site."
"Loved your site. First I was blaming everything on El Nino....
now I can blame my problems on Y2K. My only fear is, what are
all the kooks up in the mountains gonna do when nothing happens
on 01/01/00. I just hope they aren't armed."
"I believe a more pressing trouble is what the hell will
I be going to do on DEC 31, 1999 If Jesus Christ show up I'm
going to fill bucket of water and ask him to turn it into wine
(a good Cabernet Sauvignon perhaps) because I have a lot questions
"After seeing a repeating pattern of hype and disaster foretold
but without answers, I concluded it was exaggerated out of porportion.
It was refreshing to see your site."
"Your sarcasm, refined sense of humour and profound disrespect
for the craze deserves the Nobel Prize. The fact that you know
what you are saying shines through-out the excellent design of
"I live on the west coast so I'm going to watch the apple
drop in NYC and see if the power stays on when it's all over.
If not, oh well, I'll be drunk anyway..."
"Your web page is misleading and you don't know the full
potential of the Y2K is. Government systems will be y2k complaint
in the year 2014."
"As a physician, I knew it had to happen sooner or later,
but I really thought it would be much later. A patient came into
the office a few months ago extremely worried and agitated about
how she wasn't going to be able to get her medication refills
next year after the computers crashed. I solved her problem by
sending her to a psychiatrist."
"I've been in the computer business for 30 years, there
are days I simply loved and there were days that I dreaded. The
stroke of midnight Dec., 31, 1999 will be neither. It to me will
be just another holiday ... This is one very wonderful way for
a lot of propeller heads and lawyers to generate a gross amount
of income at at some fools expense."
"I am trying to figure out a way to counter-exploit the
exploiters. My only idea is to become an "auditor"
of Y2K consultants, where I get the corporate client to let me
tell them what they've received for the megabucks paid to the
hysteria-makers. But as you have so brightly illuminated, business
managers and others will now reject any information that might
cast a doubt on their previously ill-informed decision to engage
"Absolutely fantastic website. It's great to see that there
is people out there with heads on their shoulders, --not just
blocks of wood."
"Just saw your site and noticed that you plan to blame problems
that you have at work on Jan. 1, 2000, on the millenium bug.
Well, don't worry, as there is a great possibility that your
city will most likely have no power (electricity) whatsoever.
So don't worry about work, and just work on investing in candles
- You'll need them."
"Never before in history has there been the potential for
world-wide economic disaster. It will be the beginning of economic
and social difficulties transforming into the New World Order.
This has been a plan for society for decades. If you believe
prophesy, than you know that the Antichrist must be in control
of the whole world before Jesus comes back!"
"It is just a number, and it seems to me that people are
putting their religious beliefs unto their computers, and the
last time I checked, my PC didn't believe in God. Maybe I should
"If existing systems only utilize a two digit date to repesent
the year, and are incapable of determining that from 99 to 00
is actually 1999 to 2000, what causes people to think that the
systems will revert back to 1900? I mean, if the system is incapable
of determining it's 2000, why would it be capable of determining
"Does anyone see bankers, government officials or business
executives worrying? That's because they know it's not a big
problem. Time consuming, perhaps, and expensive, yes, but as
of now, the problem is being dealt with."
"It is difficult to determine who the hoxers are and what
there intentions are. You definitely fit into that category.
Don't sit there so smuggly and assume that the world is enlightened
as much as you seem to be. My feeling is that people who follow
your formula of denial are courting disaster for themselves and
there uninformed billions around the world."
"While I agree there are too many doomsday'ers out there
attaching themselves to this and taking what may turn out to
be foolish actions, I've been involved with this issue too and
you are just plane misguided."
"I would rather be prepared for Jan 1, 200 and have food,
essentials gun and ammo and be prepared for any emergency."
"What about the dozen or so other dates besides 1/1/00 ?
9/9/99 - is going to be far worse 9999 denotes end of input on
almost all cobolt applications."
"Eric Hoffer in THE TRUE BELIEVER, written in the early
post WWII period, has much of interest to say about fanatics
and the people who believe in them and their agendas. All still
pertinent today: passes the test of time."
"Nostrodamus was no christian, yet he predicted banks closing
and people not getting their money and other pretty scary predictions.
That should give everyone something to think about."
"We can make this work or we can prophecy doom and gloom.
Your too positive to be unsaved. If you haven't accepted Jesus
Christ as your savior, then do so -- call on Him."
"Don't blow it, this is buying me a Mercedes."
"If you are wrong and mislead one person from taking action
to provide for their survival, may God have mercy on your miserable
"I can't believe that Gary North took your site and credentials
SERIOUSLY and even linked this page! (This is a REAL e-mail to
add to your bogus ones). You've got a pretty interesting website,
for a kid. I liked the flames, as it describes your site well."
"My dog has 3 tongues."
"Your a jerk and suspect your a con yourself. Think we take
your word for anything? We dont' Norths word for anything either,
we prove it to ourselves."
"I am one of those that leans a little towards y2k being
a pretty Significant disruption in our daily lives for a while,(3
to 5 Years)."
"Glad to see there are people who look at these issues sensibly,
"Funny your so confident, my friend is dating a Y2 programmer
at a huge utility company and she is certain beyond a shadow
of a doubt that come Jan 1 there will be no gas, electric, or
"A 'bug' does not destroy civilization, people do!:) By
the way, great way to play devils advocate!"
"bravo to having a brain in this chaotic mess of chicken
"Please on national tv or some thing prove this is a capitalist
plot or what ever you called it for i know of many people here
in the U.S. whom are taking this very serious stock pileing food
the works we are not taking chances so if you have it i beg of
you show it"
"After sending you a serious Y2K email, I reconsidered the
purpose of your website. I've decided you believe uneducated
opinions on Y2K are funny, especially if people are preparing
for the end of civilization as we know it. I see no humor in
mocking people who may be jumping to conclusions about Y2K."
"Y2K: Will give you something to talk about to the deaf
guy sitting next to you on the train."
"The beauracracy that's grown around the issue may very
well bring down civilization, but the "bug" won't.
The bank I work for is buying a test environment 4 times bigger
than their production environment. They won't know what do do
with all that computer power after it's all over! Nature hates
a vacuum, they'll be able to store a lot of e-mail there."
"I'm betting you are a Socialist and don't believe in God.
I think your belief system is in for a shock; athiests find it
almost impossible to not believe in man's technology, but that
may change bigtime. Good luck!"
"I have been wondering about this myself! And was wondering
what religion you are. Do you believe in a God or do you believe
that we come from monkeys or what?"
"Hey justanumber - Do you actually take Y2K seriously and
just want to get people thinking??? I can't imagine going to
so much trouble to argue against it if you actually just think
it is hype. I do hope you are just standing by laughing. I think
you probably are."
"Poorer countries in continents like South America and Asia,
simply have no money or manpower to do the needed fixes. In the
year '00' the U.S. might be in farely good condition, but Europe,
Asia and the rest of the world (excluding Japan and Hong Kong
maybe) will be in deep shit. And this will drag the U.S. knee
deep into the shit too."
"Hello non beliver! It is refreshing to see someone with
a view other than the doomsday thing.... Best of luck to you!
PS see you in the mountains."
"I took a look at your Y2000 site and I think you have done
an excellent job of uncovering this scam. I work for * in the
I.T. section and I have been telling people exactly what you
have said in your page."
"It's true that the chaos probably won't last long. But
the question is, how exactly will it be mopped up. Because the
'moppers' are going to control the world."
"The idea of being a naysayer is kind-of appealing and that's
a plus for the web site.... But I'd say you should make the site
more 'professional' if you're going to be convincing in this
regard. Maybe you start a consulting firm specializing in telling
people how to get rid of the other consultants."
"you hint at the money that is to be made ... could you
please mail me any info you have as to getting started in this
line of work i would be very greatfull."
"I am very afraid that people are going to start taking
out their investments in droves as 1/1/00 approaches and THAT
is going to create a Great WORLDWIDE Depression. The said thing
is that the purveyors of the Y2K bug will then say 'See I told
you so...' when in fact it will be their fault for instilling
such a great sense of fear into the general public."
"Millions of people are going to suffer on 01/01/00. Mostly
from champagne hangovers."
"your just another MORON with a stupid opionion. probably
12 years old!!!"
"Whether or not the computer portion of the y2k problem
is a scam, maybe especially if it is, the undermining of the
faith in the economy may be disastrous."
"wanted to say it is very good and really gets into detail
I have alot to learn and a lot more investegations to do."
"Although I agree with you that many people are using this
as a way to make money, I believe that there is a real problem
here. It is my prediction that the problems that are created
by this bug will occur in very small places ... (and) that thousands
of these smaller Y2K induced problems will trigger larger negative
"I took a look at your year 2000 web site and I think that
you make some very good points.... Do I think that many of the
extreme predictions are crazy? Yes. Can I possibly know how big
the problem will be? Absolutely not. How can you?"
"My son's friend (who's 9) just got a new computer and his
brother is telling him stories about the year 2000 and has both
of them scared that the computer will be toast on that day. I
didn't realize how wide spread this was until I heard that one."
"Y2K will not happen until 2048. K is based on 1024, M (a
Roman Numeral) is 1000.... Understatement (as I believe you have
done) nor Overstatement will not help."
"I knew this was a scam from the start but as usual the
hysterical press saw an opportunity for a scary story that they
can use until 00.... Calling it the 'Millennium Bug' is part
of the hype. It is really a 'Century Bug.'"
"i've been looking at various pages on the internet concerned
with the millenum bug and i was pleased to see your page take
a different perspective to all the rest."
"The simple fear of the problem could destroy the stock
market gains of the past few years. I hate when that happens."
"I love your site. And for anyone who is overly worked-up
about this: 'Ignorance can be overcome. Stupidity lasts forever.'
"A friend has been pointing me toward many 'doom and gloom'
resources on Y2K and I had a feeling I wasn't getting both sides
of the story. I asked him if he had seen another side and he
said that the other side was supported by clueless people. Finally
I decided to look for the other side myself, and I found your
"Y2k is a big problem but NOT the end of the world. Ignorant
people think it is. And other ignorant people think there is
no problem what so ever."
"Any ideas out there on how to cash in on this Y2k stuff
no matter how it lands?"
"I can not believe that there are so many people who actually
believe the world as we know it will stop dead! My god the first
rule of software and computers is that it will fail or give an
"Lovely! Glad to see a site that puts most of this into
a nice perspective ... it's good to see somebody explaining what
the hell is everyone going on about!"
"'The shrewd man perceives evil hides, while simpletons
continue on suffer the penalty.' -- PROVERBS 22:3"
"(Y2K) will not cause world wars in the direct sense, but
given the Japenese bankers blind statements that they will have
no problem with the year 2000(and they are not spending anything
on it at this time), there is a possibilty that they will cause
major problems for themselves and others."
"Sure, there are a lot of nuts around this issue. There
are a lot of fantastic claims.... . If Y2K wasn't difficult,
why are huge corporations spending hundreds of millions of dollars
"When I received my new credit card several months ago,
(it came with) a message ... 'hundreds of vendors nationwide
are already able to accept cards with expiration dates past 2000.'
Well, doesn't that make me feel better!"
"you wll have 2 hours and 59 minutes to make 99 years of
interest on bank accounts on the east coast if you live on the
west coast. EUREKA!!!!!"
"Just to let you know....not only did I enjoy your opinions
and information, but I also was very impressed with your site
"I am inclined to beleive that we are exagerating this mess,
but what about the amount of information, factual or not, concerning
this problem that is already in the public domain? ... Since
we can't really test our Y2K assumptions until 01/01/2000, what
happens when this becomes the scare issue of the quarter? Riots?
"Your site is interesting, but you are a member of a minority....
It's easy to discount those who say the missiles will launch
automatically and we'll all die happily ever after."
"I still think this is going to be bad- maybe reeeeeeal
bad- but will try to remain as objective as possible.... Please
help me be less pessimistic about this situation."
"You're right about the fact that there isn't a huge problem,
if people recognize how to solve it in a timely manner. There's
the rub, I think."
"yada, yada, yada, and the Titanic was unsinkable too."
"Don't worry about it, the way people are preaching the
end of the world, you and your co-workers will find companies
willing to pay you $250 an hour as a part-time job in the evening
about 12 months from now to get them year 2000 'compliant.'"
"I know you haev stated that people are working the problem
and that it is not a difficult problem. You are very correct.
However, the reason so many people have been playing chicken
little is not to rape American Corporations and Governemtn but
to get the idiots to start working on the problem."
"I can find information all over the web which talks about
specific things that can go wrong because of the "00"
being misinterpreted as 1900, but I have never found any skeptic
offer any examples that support their view that it's a hoax."
"Have you got any idea what you are talking about? What
age are you (or for that matter... how's you IQ doing?)"
"Absolutely Outstanding! It's great to see that there are
people who truly understand the situation and are trying to set
"My daughter and her husband were entering into a financial
venture with a friend, and the friend's father. They were going
to build a "spec-home". My son-in-law is a civil engineer.
Yesterday, the friend pulled out, because his father feels that
the house (approx. 6000 sq. ft.) wouldn't sell before the year
2000, the year of Doom's Day."
"Delusional. Irresponsible is another. But perhaps ignorant
is most apt ... Do you have any idea what you are talking about?
... I seriously hope you are right. God, I would probably kiss
your ass if you turned out to be right."
"You have put doubts in my beliefs. I still don't know what
to think. On that night I'll just lay low."
"Without a doubt, its another example of media technophobia
and hysteria tactics, a lot of people are making a great deal
of money on the back of it."
"I'm going to share your article with a number of my friends
and co-workers who will appreciate your 'different approach.'"
"although your site has been a great help debunking the
myths of the year 2000 crisis, i still am left with one question?
why is the russian mafia doing this? what do they hope to gain?"
"Hey pal, it's all over in 2000!"