"Prayer is the answer. Stay close to God and no matter what
happens come January 1, 2000, you will be safe!"
"Dont forget about the riots that will break out in all
cities of the world - My teachers at school are warning us about
it. Telling us to hold onto our cash, becuase legall tender may
become a black market. And how we should convince our parents
to buy generators so we can survive the winters."
"My sister has been getting more and more hysterical over
this Y2K stuff. She's planning to buy a generator, hand pump
for the well, and start stocking up on non-parishables. She has
asked her husband to purchase a gun and ammo and wants the entire
family to plan to be at her house for Christmas and New Years
in 1999. She is actually making herself sick over it!"
"I would want to warn people to read up on Christian Reconstructionism,
which is largely behind this scare.... I expect a lot of people
might really understand the truth about this hoax if they could
know more about where it's coming from."
"Sometimes the extremists can show us just how out of whack
our views can become if we aren't thinking with a little bit
of logic.... They all believe that the disease is AIDS when in
reality it is the common cold or flu."
"My observation is that there seems to be some archetypal
longing for something dramatic and life-changing to happen in
our lives, and we allow things we don't understand and/or don't
control to be a catalyst for its expression."
"The wife and I spent two wonderful hours just stumbling
around your page. Damned if I don't think that you have the right
slant on the subject."
"In the end, I side with your page. Although, I would have
to say that it might not be a bad idea to stock up on some rations
before the appointed date."
"Once everyone realizes that everything that they have been
told the past two years was just a bunch of hyperbole, the stock
market that took it's biggest downfall in history will quickly
recover -- leaving guys like me rich because I will buy my stocks
in late December and make a killing."
"I am part of the multi-billion dollar industry based on
the y2k crisis. I, myself, am uncertain as to what will happen
on January 1, 2000, but I make $15/hour working on a major web
site for the government and y2k, so I'm not complaining."
"I've been awfully concerned about this Y2K thing, but your
site, along with a number of other skeptics, have kicked my technical
training back into place.... So I kind of feel silly now."
"I think something will happen on January 1, 2000. All the
freaks will be disappointed that hellfire and damnation did not
ensue and freakout even more. Should be an entertaining show."
"It's all a Freemason plot, but I won't be celebrating that
New Years Eve on a plane going over the international date-line."
"I'm usually quite rational about these things, it's just
that there are so many doommongers out there trying to spread
there misery and fear that it's hard not to be taken in - because,
as someone once said to me 'Repetition is the mother of skill'
- the more you say something the more people are liable to believe
"In the days of Noah, he was laughed at and not taken seriously!!"
"One of my friends is trying to convince another friend,
who is afraid of computers, to withdraw all of her money out
of the bank and cash out her TSA's and retirement. It is idiots
like these who will get their wish of an economic collpase if
they scare others into taking these extraordinary acts."
"There is neither black nor white dealing with preperation,
it is more a shade of grey, that reflects individualy perceptions
of the potential problems to be encountered, and the risk levels
each is willing to take."
"You don't have to head for the hills. Just cover the basics.
My faith is in the Lord, not man!!"
"Your site was a nice relief from the hype. I can't wait
till January 2000 when 6:00 news crews are running all over the
country trying to get footage of calamity. The one lone broken
ATM in Dubuque, Iowa is going to be swamped!"
"It's amazing how I was feeling just the other day, some
hints of dread were creeping near. But I decided to do some web
surfing on the matter and your page helped open some doors."
"The real problem is that the media is trying to sell media
... how many times have we escaped life threatening winter snow
dustings, imminent market crashes, etc. anything will be printed/aired
that is fit to sell to the public."
"My biggest hope is that the 'bug' will mess up the television
and I won't have to listen to the crisis gurus."
"It's like the old internet myth. At one stage many people
believed the internet was some kinda vortex-space-universe-thingy
that had a life of it's own. Now common people of the street
regard the 2000 bug as a virus with a life-force so fierce, it's
threatening life as we know it."
"It also looks like Japan delt with this issue back when
Hirohito died and they had to reset the 'Emperial Year' back
"Changing millions of lines and lines of codes on dead records
and files is a billion dollar overtime. Don't rock the boat when
I am making money!"
"Thanks so much for putting out what you have (though I
tremble at the thought that YOU might be part of a conspiracy
to keep people from freaking out--funny how self-parasitic paranoia
"On Jan 1 2000 I'll be listening to my shortwave radio and
hoping those people out east still have electricity to transmit
"The only thing that absolutely bothers me are the so called
'Christian Survivalist'! ... If you are a Christian and you are
troubled by the Y2K to the point of planning an escape, then
I suggest you evaluate if your salvation is real and in whom
you are placing your faith."
"Your correct when you say the problem is easy to fix, but
others are right when they say it's time consuming.... I'm not
a doomsday freak but I do think it's a little to late to fix
all the big problems."
"Someone has already yelled fire in the theater and I for
one have reached the exit while those inside will probably be
trampled in the stampede. Whether there is a fire or not is now
no longer the issue."
"How do you know what to believe? There is just too much
information to disseminate it all."
"The problem is simple, just time consuming to fix, especially
on the military satellites and in those countries that can't
fix their computer systems - Russia for example."
"I'm so glad you have this page up and running. It's because
of people like you that I still have enough time to stock up
on food, buy a generator, and take prudent precautions. If my
friends and neighbors all laugh at me, that's fine."
"I just checked out your site and I couldn't stop laughing.
I never thought I'd actually find anything intelligent on the
internet, but there you were!"
"Bravo! Good luck with the crazies. If the sampling of apocalypse
email I've received from one little article is any indication,
you're in for one hell of a ride!"
"I just saw something on CNN about a institute that teaches
how to cure the y2k bug.... They are calling it 'The Fellowship.'
"Convert your insatiability and acrid permeability to something
less pacificist and pedestrian. Cheeze Wiz is always better stocked
up for any catastrophe, than random access consumption."
"Looking through the web to back up my thoughts on the y2k,
I ran into your very interesting site. I am now 'enlightened'
on the fact that the y2k 'conspiracy' (more of an economic hoax)
is much deeper than a computer problem."
"The problem exists, we know.... One can think of so many
more pressing problems facing the global society."
"If absolutely nothing happens - I'll be very happy, but
if things do get wacky - I'll be ready."
"Your comment that your company is stopping new development
work to do a billion dollar paper dance confirms my fear that
companies are redirecting their resources away from their core
businesses and into this preceived problem."
"Some of the problems will not get fixed. The world will
change. The world changed today and it changed yesterday....
You may have to do something different than what you are doing
this minute. It won't kill you."
"My company has budgeted about 150K this year and 225K next
year to deal with the problem. All of witch will be passed on
to the consumer. Good luck in your position."
"The only insightful thing you've said is that some folks
are truly looking forward to chaos. That is a creepy thought."
"Capitalism, media exploits public for $$$. Making a huge
issue about everything is commonplace. The media loves crises,
and likes making them up even more."
"Many of the problems will not be found until rarely executed
logic patterns are exercised (month end, year end, etc.)."
"My aunt told me that the space aliens would come down and
save us from the computer meltdown. I will shoot their space
ships out of the sky with my potato gun."
"Thanks for an informative break from the insanity. I have
several relatives who have gone crazy with Y2K and it's nice
to have your site."
"I certainly hope for a y2k hiccup, but I think the problem
is more complex than you think it is. Your site is a great place
to exchange views."
"Me, I'm stocking up on canned food. If I'm wrong, I'll
have to eat it all in a harmonious new millennium. If I'm right,
I'll be laughing and you'll be in the middle of a food riot."
"Go rent the movie 'Trigger Effect' with Kyle Maclachlan
and Elizabeth Shue for a preview of Urban North America in the
days following 1/1/2000. Frightening."
"'Don't worry, be happy' -- is that really the best you
"If you think that the first second of 2000 will not cause
a problem you must be the stupidest person alive!"
"Thanks for putting up your skeptical web page on the Y2K
problem.... Don't get me wrong -- I think there could be some
fairly serious disruptions, but as I've investigated the problem
on my own I've found that generally companies are working on
it and expect to be able to handle the situation."
"What a fantastic site. I just wanted to add my favorite
personal rumor: since it'll be 1900, narcotics will once again
"The (U.S.) government is not mentioned, as it is a certainty
that from current information the IRS and other government agencies
will not have use of computers in the year 2000, and their work
cannot be handled manually."
"Why should anyone believe you? The overwhelming mass of
evidence is increasingly pointing to an 'end of life as we know
"I'm surprised at all the people who feel relieved at your
non-chalant effort at discounting the seriousness of the Y2K
problem. They seemed to have missed the part where you said 'anyone
who doesn't take the time to see how their systems will operate
in the Year 00 is inviting disaster'."
"Your site is very intelligent as well as funny ... this
whole issue entertains the hell out of me and I believe will
help my career as well ... since I do have a band called 'MILLENIUM
"Yesterday on the radio I heard this freak saying 'there
will be no power or food! Start preparing now!' ... The y2k problem
being so drastic just did not make sense, and I'm glad you could
clear things up a bit."
"I always find it entertaining to read works from paranoid
people so i checked out the web to see what the hoopla was all
about.... I am glad to come to your website and see that this
is a concern but is not a signal for impending doom."
"I have a numbers cipher that I use to get specifics from
scriptural ciphers about the results of human imbalances....
They appear to agree with the possability of the worst scenarios.
We haven't long to wait to see who is right or whether it is
foolish to hedge your bets."
"After a long day of researching the problem for myself,
and seeing exactly what all of the important services have ALREADY
done to fix the problem, I am not convinced that it is even an
issue anymore.... I feel sorry for the people who buy into this
"Hey, I noticed that all of the responses sent into your
site debunking your work seem to be misspelled.... Are these
the same people that caused this problem?"
"Your email response section holds about as much value as
as listening to millenarial Christians survivalists.... They
are both providing want ears want to hear."
"I am so relieved. I was sure the turn of the century would
spell the doom of mankind. Seriously, I for one am pleased to
find a sane voice on this issue."
"The doom and gloomers have created the farce - but the
business applications will fail and cripple many companies should
they fail to address the century field."
"It is true that the propogators of this hysteria are the
ones who would benefits from a global mass delusion.... (But)
Those who don't make the deadline may corrupt the compliant systems
with the possibly bad data from the noncompliant systems."
"As a firm Christian follower, I think (the Y2K hoaxers)
are down right sick. Instead of showing the 'end' as it is meant
to be shown, as a time of great joy and eternal happiness when
the evils of this world are finally erased, (they) have pushed
fear as the forefront in an effort to gain popularity."
"I find your comments very interesting, only they dont seem
to be backed up by any facts. I want to be open minded about
this, but I need facts."
"Most Enjoyable E-Mails ... the next time you hear the sky
is falling, catch a falling star and put it in your pocket and
save it for a rainy-day."
"You say 'It's Nothing, don't worry' Wake up to reality
and get that sand out your hair!!!"
"I know lots of people who didn't have jobs once the 1980's
recession hit. Even if a recession is worst Y2K scenario, the
burden on those effected will be no hoax."
"My return trip from Las Vegas today was made all the more
memorable by listening to two tapes made by Christian Fundamentalist
preachers who rambled on at length about the Y2K problem and
how it was likely to bugger up the whole world and could possibly
tie in with the return of Christ, etc.... after two hours of
listening to that bullshit, reading the items on your site was
"Are you saying that the year 2000 problem is not really
a problem at all and is just some big conspiracy to fool the
public? Or you do beleive it is a problem, you just don't believe
it is the end of the world as we know it?"
"Keep up the good rumors everyone, I for one get real kick
out of them ('don't buy a vcr till after 2000'). I sure hope
all my COBOL classes pay off!"
"I've sat in on so many Year 2000 meetings I have come to
realize two simple things. First is Y2K a problem, yes. Is Y2K
a big problem, no. Thanks for putting some reality into the debate."
"Your site does very little to refute the persuasive and
frightening 'facts' laid out by (other sites). I personally need
a little more help understanding why I shouldn't be too worried."
"With all due respect to you...You're about 2 bits short
of a byte. I too am involved in the IT industry and have spoken
with people in the industry who are making Y2K changes to mainframes.
They are inundated! Sure, it's easy to fix. HOWEVER, it's time-consuming!"
"It does not matter what may or may not happen 01/01/00;
simply the perception of impending doom will be enough to set
chaos in motion. But then, that's OK too."
"I don't think the apocalypse is upon us quite yet, but
some might use y2k as an excuse to reorder society more along
their lines of thinking."
"Real simple YOU are wrong! It is a real big problem as
if you check around the net you will find that a Executive Order
for Martial law has and is being discussed in Congress. This
is no joke."
"There are many pages out here with differing opinions.
What makes you 'in the know' and not them?"
"It seems unwise at this point in time to suggest that Y2K
will cause a catastrophic breakdown in society as (some) suggest.
It may also not be wise to regard Y2K as a mere hiccup that will
be resolved without much ado."
"I just ended a painfully long conversation with a paranoid,
not-completely-clued-in friend who has succumbed completely to
the Y2K hysteria. In fact he's convinced there's not ENOUGH hysteria
or media coverage here."
"Why do people believe that the world is about to grind
to a halt on the dawn of the new millenium.... It's all a load
of bullshit and you know it and so do I."
"Since the magnitude of the problem is a result of replacing
people with computers, wouldn't it be neat to have to replace
some of those computer systems with people?"
"I recommend you spend more time with your family then your
computer in the next 18 months."
"The money you make off your new web site will be no good
when there is nothing to buy."
"All I can say is that if the Y2K problem causes people
to pull money out of the stock market, I'll be buying shares
all the way down and making money all the way back up."
"Loved your Millennium farce site. Keep up the good work."
"As for me, I'm building a rocketship (2000 compliant of
course!) that will zoom me to space for the New Year. I live
in a city and I'm outta here. Bon Voyage!!!"