With lots of quotes popping out from the pages and plenty of bulleted lists, The Millennium Bug is written in typical manager-book style. It's heavy with case studies, news items, and endnote references to the author's sources. Hyatt's purpose is to alert technology decision-makers to a plausible worst-case Y2K scenario and to motivate them to do something about it. The author presents a range of possible developments, from mere annoyance with consumer services to widespread starvation as a result of infrastructure breakdown. Hyatt also foresees a plague of lawsuits filed by shareholders, the families of deceased patients, and swarms of other people harmed by Y2K failures.
Hyatt's advice: move to a small town with a volunteer fire department, stockpile food, secure access to a reliable source of fresh water, and buy a gun and ammunition for fending off looters. The winter of 1999-2000 will be a hard one, Hyatt predicts, and the crisis may last a long time indeed--have reading material on hand. --David Wall
I recently bought this book secondhand for its kitsch entertainment value. I expected 200 pages of information about how to store pasta for decades, drink water from the toilet... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Daniel Earwicker
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This books can provide you the idea a number of people could react too predicted stories of future. Like all predictions, there are not guaranteed occur! Read morePublished on December 31, 2011 by James Redman
I've skimmed the book at various places on the web (wouldn't dream of buying it). I presume 2012 will put us in a similar place. Read morePublished on March 25, 2010 by ukranium
Remember how all the lights went out at midnight on Y2K, a series of cascading failures every hour on the hour until the world was plunged into darkness and chaos, and how the... Read morePublished on December 22, 2007 by Brian Connors
Who didn't know this book was a joke when it came out? I never bought it before Y2K, but have it now as a commemorative peice of evidence to prove how wacky most people are. Read morePublished on June 7, 2004