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NHNE's Top Ten Y2K Articles/Resources
By David Sunfellow

 

(From NHNE Y2K Report 17, Saturday, March 6, 1999)

Got a reporter, friend, or family member that needs to become Y2K literate in record-breaking time? Here's our short list of the ten most important Y2K articles/resources:

1. INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF THE YEAR 2000 PROBLEM
http://www.senate.gov/~y2k/reportcontents.html

The most thorough government study to date (February 24, 1999), this 163 page report, produced by THE SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE YEAR 2000 TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM, examines all aspects of the Y2K problem. "The good news," says the report, "is that talk of the death of civilization... has been greatly exaggerated. The bad news is that Committee research has concluded that the Y2K problem is very real and that Y2K risk management efforts must be increased to avert serious disruptions."

2. SUMMARY OF OVERSIGHT FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
http://www.house.gov/reform/gmit/y2k/y2k_report/Isummary.htm

Published in October of 1998, this Congressional report deals with the Y2K crisis squarely, honestly, and decisively. Among other things, the report mentions Y2K failures that have already occurred, discusses potential disasters that could happen, sites predictions from credible sources, describes the dangerously slow progress of federal, state and local Y2K efforts, and outlines practical steps to deal with the developing Y2K crisis.

3. Y2K KIT FOR INDIVIDUALS & COMMUNITIES
http://www.noetic.org/Ions/community/y2k.asp

Written by David Goldberg and the staff of THE INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES, this three-part special report provides a wonderful overview of Y2K and provides links to the planet's most important Y2K-related articles, organizations, and information. Rated "Four Mice" on the wild2k Website, this Y2K overview also contains information about NHNE and wild2k.

4. UTNE READER'S Y2K CITIZEN'S ACTION GUIDE
http://www.utne.com/y2k/intro.html

Produced by UTNE READER, this inspiring guide covers all aspects of Y2K and includes articles by the nation's leading Y2K experts and visionaries, including Margaret Wheatley, Myron Kellner-Rogers, Larry Shook, Charles Halpern, Paul Friedman, Tom Atlee, Gordon Davidson, Margo King, Paloma O'Riley, Jim Lord, Kathy Garcia, John Steiner, Corinne McLaughlin, Doc Childre, Bruce Cryer and Eric Utne. Among other things, this guide contains one of the best preparedness lists around (written Paloma O'Riley of the CASSANDRA PROJECT).

5. THE Y2K NIGHTMARE
http://www.wild2k.com/database/vanityfair.html

One of the best, most comprehensive articles written on Y2K, this article, which originally appeared in the January 1999 issue of VANITY FAIR, provides a clear historical overview, tracing how the problem was first created and then passed down to future generations through a series of shortsighted, self-interested decisions.

6. YEAR 2000 MELTDOWNS: THEY'RE HERE
http://www.wild2k.com/database/y2kproblems.html

An article by David Lohnes that appears in the September 1998 issue of PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE AGENTS MAGAZINE. Lohnes describes a growing number of Y2K-related failures and disruptions.

7. A YEAR OF DISRUPTIONS, A DECADE OF DEPRESSION
http://www.yourdon.com/articles/y2koutlook.html

This article, by Edward Yourdon, is the clearest article we've seen concerning how Y2K may unfold.

8. ALOHA FROM THE ISLAND OF KAUAI
http://dispatch.mail-list.com/archives/nhnelist/msg00017.html

Karlos deTreaux traces his passage through denial, to becoming a gun-toting survivalist, to joining forcing with the mayor of the tiny Hawaiian island of Kauai and helping transform Kauai into one of our country's most active Y2K communities. A particularly good overview for people wrestling with individual survivalism versus community involvement.

9. TWELVE ANY TIME, ANY PLACE SURVIVAL TIPS
http://www.nhne.com/articles/sasurvivaltips.html

We all know what we need to do to be sure that we are prepared for potential food, water, power, and other real world disturbances. But what can we do to prepare ourselves spiritually? This article offers twelve helpful tips for dealing with whatever kind of upheaval we encounter on planet Earth (including, of course, Y2K).

10. NHNE'S SPECIAL REPORT: Y2K VISIONS & VISIONARIES
http://www.nhne.com/y2kreport/specialreports/srvisionaries.html

Why has Y2K appeared on our collective horizon at this particular time? What are the deeper meanings behind this extraordinary problem? This special report examines the personal growth/planetary transformation side of Y2K.

 

 

 

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