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Welcome. You've found the Grassroots Information Coordination Center. This site is a truly democratic process, the project provides a participatory, open space where anyone can post news updates. This open forum will be available to the public but this information will subsequently be independently verified, analyzed for trends, and reports will be posted by analysts.
No one owns GICC. Rather, it's autonomous, widespread, self-organizing, and "chaordic," cutting across traditional lines of generational and political affiliation, and is on the cutting edge of the kind of grass roots civic initiatives changing the face of contemporary society.
For more information please see the Grassroots Y2K Information Coordination Center web site at http://www.coalition2000.org/GICC.htm
-- Steve Davis (Columbia, MD) (Steve@davislogic.com), December 28, 1999
The GICC home page link www.coalition2000.org/GIC C.htm
-- Steve Davis (Columbia, MD) (Steve@davislogic.com), December 28, 1999.
I would add to Steve's welcome by saying that it is important to remember that historically, we need to round out the Government's reporting of mechanical and systems Y2K events and failures with the "human" or sociological aspect of the Y2K story. If we are to truly learn and grow from this wonderful opportunity, we must be sure to be balanced in our view and anlysis of what happened in this interesting time. Your participation and observations are key to our effort and will be an important aspect of Y2K history. Thank you!
-- Jennifer Bunker (Jen@bunkergroup.com), December 28, 1999.
Welcome to the Greenspun forum! Diane just let me know about your efforts. No doubt some of the TB2000 Regulars will be checking out this forum in the near future.
Good luck folks and have a safe rollover!
-- Brian (BC Canada) (email@example.com), December 29, 1999.
I'd like to acknowledge the valuable community service offered by those supporting this effort to share information and mitigate risks. The Center for Y2K and Society (www.y2kcenter.org) is focusing on the societal impact of Y2K on the environment and public safety, healthcare, and poor and vulnerable populations. We will be looking for illustrative stories of the "human" impact of Y2K that are verifiable and worth sharing with the media. The Center will be identifying patterns that can help shape policy and funding recommendations, mitigate risks, and keep communications open. Please use the GICC to share your input and visit our the Center's website if you wish to leverage your efforts with non-profits and foundations as well. Thank you again for your valuable community service!
-- Lois Saboe (Washington, DC) (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 29, 1999.
I'd like to say a big thank-you to those of you out there who have tried to tell the truth about Y2K. In particular, the people at TB2000. The articles/commentaries posted on their web site have been most informative. However, my biggest thank-you must go to Gary North. His 'Links and Forums' site has been excellent and his comments very perceptive and balanced. Finally, people like Sanger, Yourdon, the person at Infomagic and others deserve a lot of credit for their courageous stand on Y2K. I think time will prove them to be prophets of our time. THANK YOU.
-- Chris Merrick (email@example.com), December 30, 1999.
I just wish the rest of TB2x people could hear about this!!!
-- D......... (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 1999.
Glad the GICC Forum is ready for whatever the rollover and beyond brings, and that Phil Greenspun at MIT is moving us all to "more robust servers..." JIT.
I'm quite sure the Coalition 2000 organizations, and other Y2K activist/researchers will appreciate contributing "hard" news... as it happens.
Best of luck on the grand opening!
A TBY2K Sysop
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), December 30, 1999.
Very nice site - quite informative - lots of great opinions and interesting notes about what's happening around the world. I support your cause.
-- Steve Eaton (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.
Bill Williams has provided a series of y2k solution opportunities for various clients and has been discussing communication centers for the community sector for quite some time. Bill is located in San Diego Ca, and has create a rollover website for his constituents underserved and non-profits at http://community.webtv.net/cbwrich/Y2KMONITORING/ I fully support the endeavors of the grassroot center and have volunteer my technology expertise as a community sector analyst.
-- C. Bill Williams (email@example.com), December 31, 1999.