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Jan. 12, 2002 update: Note we are now y2kculture and have moved to www.mccullagh.org/y2kculture. We figured this site should be preserved in hopes of providing historians with hearty belly laughs.
It's true: The one thing certain about Y2K is uncertainty. Heck, it's not every day that the towering edifice of modern civilization is revealed to be perched on the edge of a tottery precipice. Welcome to the uncanny world of Y2K, where veteran survivalists share water purification tips with skittish Congressional staffers and get-rich-quick scam artists have found fertile soil for seeds of doubt and despair. Y2K jitters have arrived. We offer you daily updates and commentary here at y2kculture.
is the Washington bureau chief for Wired News and lives and works
in Washington DC. He cofounded y2kculture.
Solveig Singletonis the director of information studies at the Cato Institute, a free-market think tank in Washington DC, where she writes and speaks about privacy, free speech, and high-tech regulation. She is a telecommunications lawyer and the co-editor of Regulators' Revenge: The Future of Telecommunications Deregulation (Cato Institute, 1998). She has testified before Congress about technology and privacy. Her contributions to this site express her own opinions and are not necessarily those of her employer. Singleton contributed the graphics for this site, working in pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, and scanner. She is an avid gardener and keeper of tropical fish.
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