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I've been reviewing the links in the tools section. My review is not as thorough as it could be but the dates (or lack there of) caught my attention. Question: For those links that are dated what has changed? For those links that are not dated but that assume certain outcomes based on timing, what has changed? I'm not a programer or a systems person, I'm just trying to figure out how to make informed decisions. Thanks for your help.
-- Marilyn Geiger (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 1999
Hi Marilyn, Essentially, the pieces in the "Tools You Can Use" section are intended for downloading/printing for people to use in their communities to generate awareness, action, etc.. Many of them are primarily intended to help communicate the general basic idea. Others are there to provide basic examples of what some other people and communities are attempting to do in terms of community preparation. That is to say the idea has always been to convey the general idea that there is indeed a problem worth looking at, and some beginning guidance as to what actions to take to deal with it. The idea has never been to monitor the specifics those pieces contain, and update them so they reflect the most current related info available. That job would be massively time and resource consumming. There are many web sites that specialize in attempting to reflect the up to the minute y2k status of the world. Here are several:
- year2000.com Press Clippings (Excellent): http:// www.year2000.com/y2karticles.html
- year2000.com Announcement List:(Periodic email update. Excellent): http://www.year2000.com/y2kmaillist.html
- Roleigh Martin's "Latest News" service (Email & on- line): http://www.egroups.com/list/roleigh_for_web
- Yahoo Year 2000 News: http://headlines.yahoo.com/ Full_Coverage/Tech/Year_2000_Problem
- Ziff Davis ZDNet Y2K: http://www.zdnet.com/zdy2k
- Millennium Review: http://www.cruxnet.com/~sanger/y2k
- Westergaard Year 2000: http://www.y2ktimebomb.com
- Y2Ktoday: http://www.y2ktoday.com
- Y2k News: http:/ /www.y2knews.com
Also, if you look under "On-line Forums" in the Shared Resources section of the Millennium Salons you'll find several places where other people are attempting to make heads or tails of the situation. The "Time Bomb! 2000" forum is a prime example of that in the "in general" department, whereas a forum like "Electric Utilities and Year 2000" seeks to focus in on a particular area.
Hope this helps.
-- Bill (email@example.com), January 04, 1999.