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Web Citations to Important Articles, Reports, and Testimony

'Oversight Findings' by the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Information & Technology, October 8, 1998

(www.house.gov/reform/gmit/y2k/index.htm)

Expert Testimony by the Gartner Group to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, October 7, 1998

( //gartner11.gartnerweb.com/public/static/aboutgg/pressrel/testimony1098.html)

'Year 2000 Problem Impacts and Actions,' OECD Report, Sept. 30, 1998

( www.oecd.org/puma/gvrnance/it/y2k.htm)
'Survey: The Millennium Bug,' The Economist, September 19, 1998

( www.economist.co.uk/editorial/freeforall/19-9-98survey/index_survey.html)

(The Economist may remove this article from its site at some point.)

'Year 2000 Recession?' by Dr. Edward Yardeni

(www.yardeni.com/y2kbook.html)

'The Year 2000: Social Chaos or Social Transformation?' by John L Petersen, Margaret Wheatley, and Myron Kellner-Rogers; and 'The National and Global Implications of the Year 2000 Embedded Systems Crisis' and 'Draft Summary of a White Paper on National and Global Y2K Initiatives' by Paula D. Gordon, Ph.D. (www.year2000.com/y2karchive.html)

'Dealing with the Year 2000 Problem: What Local Government Should be Doing About the Year 2000 Problem' and 'Dealing with the Year 2000 Problem: International Compliant Community Initiative' by Steve Davis

(www.itpolicy.gsa.gov/mks/yr2000/y2kconf/papers.htm)

'Weekly Notes' on Y2K by Douglass Carmichael and Mark Frautschi

(www.tmn.com/~doug/)

United Way of America's Year 2000 Technical Guide

(www.unitedway.org/year2000/)

News and Opinion Sites

Y2KToday (www.y2ktoday.com/modules/home/default.asp) (daily feed of some 500 stories from a special reporting team, plus wire reports)

Sanger's Review of Y2K News Reports

(www.cruxnet.com/~sanger/y2k/)

Peter de Jager's web page of daily Y2K press clippings

(www.year2000.com/y2karticles.html)

Doug Carmichael's weekly musings (www.tmn.com/y2k)

Westergaard Y2K website (www.y2ktimebomb.com/)

Dr. Edward Yardeni's Y2K CyberEconomics web page

(www.yardeni.com/cyber.html)

Ed Yourdon's Y2K RESOURCES (www.yourdon.com/index.htm)

Federal Government Sites

The President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion (www.y2k.gov/) (with links to Y2K speeches by the president and vice president and to Y2K information by sector)

The Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, chaired by Senator Robert Bennett (R-Utah) (www.senate.gov/~y2k/).

Heath's Links to Y2K Congressional testimony

(home.swbell.net/adheath/testimony.htm)

GAO Y2K Reports (A target=new href='http://www.gao.gov/y2kr.htm'>www.gao.gov/y2kr.htm)

U.S. Small Business Administration, small business help for the year 2000

(www.sba.gov/y2k/index.html)

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State & Local Government Sites

Public Technology, Inc's Y2K website (pti.nw.dc.us/membership/y2k/)

Y2K coordinators (www.nasire.org/year2000/coordinators.html)

 

Community Preparedness Sites

The Cassandra Project website

(cassandraproject.org/home.html)

Lowell, Massachusetts website on community Y2K preparation

(lowellonline.org/bna/y2k/)

Napa Valley (California) website (www.y2knapa.com/)

The Co-Intelligence Institute's Y2K Home Page

(www.co-intelligence.org/y2k_breakthrough.html)

Santa Cruz, California's draft document for Y2K community planning

(www.co-intelligence.org/y2k_communityplan2.html)

'Year 2000 contingency planning for municipal governments,' by Capers Jones

(www.angelfire.com/mn/inforest/capersj989.html)

Rick Ingrasci's site on community resilience

(www.y2kcommunity.org)

 

Finding Our Way To Sustainability Through Y2K
--Compiled by Gayle M. Parrish, Panther Wilde, and Tom Atlee

When some folks contemplate the really bad Y2K scenarios--no juice in the wires, no water in the tap, no food in the stores--they begin to wonder whether total dependence on the global infrastructure is smart. Even if they're not ready to let go of Mastercard, Starbucks and The Grid, they start thinking about solar panels, gardens and local currency systems. If you are interested in more local, sustainable, self-reliant systems that could make your community (and your life) more resilient, take a look at some of these resources.






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