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If y2k disruptions stopped from now on, we would still have a good 2-3 months of chaos until everything settles back down, so there will be ramifications even after the event. Knowing that the event happens fast, but the recovery from it takes a lot longer. That's why it is wise to think of getting preps done now.
-- Brent Nichols (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2000
Although I am myself heavily prepped and still believe more is to come, I find it difficult to describe the current situation as chaotic due to Y2K. The lone exception is an orderly (at the present) world wide withdrawl from the stock market. Events DO happen fast once the flood gate has broken, but I feel that the water is only rising (quickly) at this point. It may be 2-3 months before it is apparent to those willing to accept the facts that something is wrong.
-- Chris Tisone (email@example.com), January 05, 2000.
Good point Brent! Considering the estimation of a time frame repair, we have again dominos staring us square in the nose. A cummulative effect of multiple failures which then occur for all practical purposes simultaneously...
A medical analogy: Doc puts you under to perform multiple surgical procedures. Doc is aware he performs procedures in serial mode, yet when you wake up your perception of the sutures/procedures are instantaneous; they are all hitting you at once.
Because the initial failure is not repaired for 3 months, it has a synergistic effect upon the other failures of that system within the 3 month frame. It's like one really long really bad day.
-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), January 05, 2000.