The Complete Y2K Home Preparation Guide

The Complete Y2K Home Preparation Guide

by Edward Yourdon
     
 

You've heard about the Year 2000 bug and what might happen. So, what do you do?

This book tells you everything you need to know about preparing your home, your family, and yourself for January 1, 2000. The old saying "Better safe than sorry" has never been more true. Experts agree that no one knows what to expect. What happens if the power goes off? What if

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You've heard about the Year 2000 bug and what might happen. So, what do you do?

This book tells you everything you need to know about preparing your home, your family, and yourself for January 1, 2000. The old saying "Better safe than sorry" has never been more true. Experts agree that no one knows what to expect. What happens if the power goes off? What if the phones don't work? What if there is no running water? No sewage service? Your ATM doesn't work? All or some of this could happen and this is the book has the answers. You'll get information on advice on:

  • Heating
  • Power
  • Food and cooking
  • Water
  • Lighting
  • Staying clean, healthy and safe
  • Money
  • Important papers
  • And more...

You'll get information on products that will work, what quantities of items you will need, and what to avoid. You can decide on your level of preparedness; use the numerous checklists in the book to make sure you are ready and comfortable regardless of the event. Even if the year 2000 doesn't get you, you'll still be prepared for power failures or other natural disasters. And you may even profit from this by finding you important papers and addressing issues you have put off. In most cases, you can use what you buy. We tell you how to minimize costs and the reference section is the best source of information you need to prepare for the Y2K anywhere.

You owe it to yourself to get prepared. The Complete Y2K Home Preparation Guide is the single resource to tell you exactly what you need so that you can relax and enjoy the New Year knowing that you are ready.

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Editorial Reviews

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Makes recommendations for preparing the home and family for January 1, 2000 with chapters on heating, power, food and cooking, water, lighting, hygiene, money, and important papers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130143068
Publisher:
A Simon & Schuster Company
Publication date:
03/23/1999
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.34(d)

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PREFACE: Introduction
Mammoth productive facilities with computer minds, cities that engulf the landscape and pierce the clouds, planes that almost out race time- these are awesome, but they cannot be spiritually inspiring. Nothing in our glittering technology can raise man to new heights, because material growth has been made an end in itself, and, in the absence of moral purpose, man himself becomes smaller as the works of man becomes bigger. Gargantuan industry and government, woven into an intricate computerized mechanism, leave the person outside. The sense of participation is lost, the feeling that ordinary individuals influence important decisions vanishes, and man becomes separated and diminished.

When an individual is no longer a true participant, when he no longer feels a sense of responsibility to his society, the content of democracy is emptied. When culture is degraded and vulgarity enthroned, when the social system does not build security but induces peril, inexorably the individual is impelled to pull away from a soulless society. This process produces alienation-perhaps the most pervasive and insidious development in contemporary society.
— Dr. Martin Luther King

The biggest problems and opportunities with the Y2K bug are not going to be food storage, debugging code, or power outages, but how people react to the situation: how we treat each other; how much we help each other through this; what kind of creative, appropriate responses we meet the challenge with will determine whether we build and bring together our local communities or whether things degenerate into mob rule.
— Michael Connolly, WizCity (...

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