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The Millennium Bug : How to Survive the Coming Chaos Hardcover – May 1, 1998

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This account outlines an ominous view of how computer systems will be able to deal with the year 2000 problem. Power grids go dark, 911 call centers descend into chaos, Visa cards die, and the industrialized world is reduced to hunting and gathering in Hyatt's millennium nightmare.

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

From the Inside Flap

The Y2K bomb is ticking.  Here's the survival guide you can't afford to be without.

Today computers are involved in every part of our lives, from electrical power, to banks, to emergency medical service. But none of us has ever experienced the kind of worldwide computer crash that will result on account of the Millennium Bug. When the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2000, computer systems all over the world will fail--and, as author Michael Hyatt shows, the results could be disastrous.

You could lose electricity--not just for a couple of hours or days, but for weeks, months, or even years.
Phones could stop working, making it impossible to contact 911 or the police.
Military defense systems could crumble.
Banks around the world could fail, leaving you unable to access funds and eventually spawning a global depression.

Packed with up-to-the-minute information on the problem and practical suggestions to ensure survival, The Millennium Bug provides an easy-to-understand plan for securing important documents, stockpiling food and household goods, creating new forms of currency, and more. As Hyatt shows, we can protect ourselves--but time is running short, and we need to start now. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing; Ex-library edition (May 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895263734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895263735
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,035,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I certainly feel like a jack a**. I was a sheep like the rest of the country losing sleep over the Y2K situation. I bought the book after hearing the author on The Kevin and Bean show, read it, and became more fearful of what might happen. The author capitolized on fear and won. He got my money. I would not purchase a book from this author again. Looks like my book will be a good firestater.
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By A Customer on February 16, 2002
Format: Hardcover
In a way, it's worth reading, if only as an example of a really horrendous prediction.
Y2K came and went, nothing much happened, and our infrastructure didn't get fouled up any more than usual.
Which is what a lot of us predicted all along.
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By A Customer on September 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
NOT!
This book was full of half-truths, outdated information (even when first published) and scare tactics. He obviously tried to use the uncertainty of y2k for his own financial gain. Do yourself a favor and avoid books by the doom & gloom camp. They'll be back with another catastrophe (e.g. asteroid, aliens, disease, etc.) pushing their books again. Don't bite their bait.
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Format: Hardcover
The 16 years of nuclear winter are almost over. I'm about to emerge from my network of tunnels. I heeded the warnings in this book, and that's the only reason I'm still alive. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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By A Customer on May 28, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a book that likes to seed "Fear Uncertainty and Doubt". The author is not a computer specialist, programmer, scientist or information management expert. His knowledge of the industry is at best questionable. Read his bio and see for yourself. He is involved in Y2K consulting. He does profit from other's fear of the Y2K. Spend your time and money elsewhere.
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Format: Hardcover
This book paints a doom & gloom picture of the future and capitalizes on the fear of the unknown. The real message of events that run counter to this book is that our infrastructure is stronger than anyone predicted and there is a reason to be optimistic about the future!
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Format: Hardcover
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! Too many words providing negative effects to this incident are given in this book, which could and did cost a lot of money.

It gets 3 stars for providing some comedy to a reader today!

Part says there is still a chance that after decade after 2000, Y2K could still be around!!!
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Format: Hardcover
Hyatt spends most of the book painting a picture of what can and probably will happen. The problem with dealing with specifics of what is happening in a given industry or company, is that things change so fast. For this reason, I kept feeling that I was reading "dated" statistics and supporting material. My guess is that most of the writing took place at least a year ago, since I saw no references to data released in 1998. This is the nature of the beast in a traditional a hard copy book dealing with material that is so date sensitive.
Excellent sources are quoted such as: De Jager, Yardeni, The GartnerGroup, Steven Horn, IDC, etc., but all of these have since changed the predictions and tone of what they are saying since "The Millenium Bug" was published. I was impressed at the level of research and backing for his claims, but I have more confidence in recent offerings such as De Jager's "Countdown Y2K" (more of a business approach) and Yardeni's "Year 2000 Recession" (Looks at economic impact). Yardeni's book is on the Web, which allows for ongoing updates.
That said, Hyatt's views of three major possible outcomes is excellent. Even better is the epilogue, which examines the problem from a point of view which cannot be ignored or discounted. The epilogue is "the" message in my view. You won't get this perspective from the other Y2K "gurus ". Read it and find out what I'm talking about.
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