From Ken Kidd: It’s nice to see someone finally talking about what we all hope will be not happen. I am a programmer involved in some of the Y2K testing. Because of my involvement, I became very concerned several months ago about how to make emergency preparations. As a result, a friend and I have […]
And now this helpful Year 2000 feedback from my friend in the Heartland (yes! this East Coast boy has a friend in the Heartland!):
I’m very concerned about Y2K. On one hand, it seems absurd. On the other, how many broken down cars does it take to back up the freeway? And if you […]
From Kim Ness: Enjoyed your comment about the crazies of the late ’70s/early ’80s. [The buy a gun and run for the hills crowd.] I would have been one of them, at least when it came to buying gold, but I’d just gotten out of school and had no job and no money.
Regarding Paul […]
My recent columns on the Year 2000 problem, in which I suggested we just might have a real problem, drew a lot of comment — much of it, as always, a lot more interesting than my own.
From a friend at the FDIC (the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation): Did you notice the recent announcement […]
Correction: A penny stock I mentioned recently as being on the New York Stock Exchange, symbol CN, is actually traded on the considerably less prestigious American Stock Exchange. Sorry for the slip.
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From Jarett Chaiken: “I just started investing a few months ago, and have been reading everything I can get my […]
So I went to Amazon.com to check out my book, just to make sure it’s still there, and carelessly typed My Vaswt Fortune. Amazon replied it was unable to find an exact match but that (through the magic of artificial intelligence and truly awesome computing power) it had come up with three “close matches for […]
Here I thought I had solved half your Christmas shopping needs and helped do a good turn for the world, and now it turns out all I’ve done is provide a stocking stuffer. Still, here’s the deal. It’s a book called The Plot Thickens, the brainchild of mystery writer Mary Higgins Clark. She asked […]
Yesterday I did the best I could, as a layman who understands this stuff not nearly as well as many of my readers, to persuade you to think — and act — now to prepare for the Year 2000.
Think of it as a hurricane with just a 20% chance of hitting. But potentially […]
There is a small but real chance our lives will be considerably disrupted January 1, 2000.
The purpose of this comment is not to alarm you or to join the ranks of perennial gloom-sayers. It was great sport making fun of them in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. These were the folks who insisted […]
But first a joke. (Surely it’s high time for another joke.) This one came a long while back from Dr. Steven Rubin, so inspired was he by the Jewish parrot joke. But I didn’t want to push my luck, so I’ve been holding onto it for a while.
An elderly priest invited a young […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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