NHNE's Top Ten Y2K Articles/Resources
By David Sunfellow
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This article, by Edward Yourdon, is the clearest article we've seen
concerning how Y2K may unfold.
8. ALOHA FROM THE ISLAND OF KAUAI
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
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
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.