If you've been visiting this website for any length of time, you have heard me repeatedly warn not to believe everything you read concerning Y2K. Initially, that was because the media simply didn't seem to understand the problem and had a difficult time getting the story straight. I am now convinced that we have entered into a new phase in the coverage of Y2K. I think there is strong evidence that we have now entered a period of intentional disinformation.
This is extremely unfortunate. As I said to Congress last fall, if we are given full and accurate disclosure about Y2K progress (or the lack thereof), we will act calmly and responsibly. By working together we can get through this without adding to our technological problems. However, if we are lied to -- or if the information is intentionally misrepresented -- then the officials distorting the truth will inevitably contribute to the very thing they are trying to prevent: panic. I'm sorry to say that this seems to be the exact opposite of how the Clinton administration, infrastructure providers, and many corporations have chosen to handle it.
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I urge you to read the editorial posted a few months ago at Y2K Newswire. This is an important article containing crucial information you need to understand how to navigate through the maze of spin and disinformation currently coming from our nation's press.