|About the Book|
This is a front-line dispatch that brings readers face-to-face with the national global emergency that may develop at the beginning of the year 2000 -- the potential crisis known as Y2K. The basic fear is that the worlds computers may malfunctionMoreThis is a front-line dispatch that brings readers face-to-face with the national global emergency that may develop at the beginning of the year 2000 -- the potential crisis known as Y2K. The basic fear is that the worlds computers may malfunction because they may not recognize the year 00.This authoritative introduction to Y2K marshals a host of experts in many fields to give readers all the information they need to make some of the most important decisions of their lives...just in case. Timely, compelling and essential, Just in Case features 18 essays from a seasoned roster of journalists and community organizers with a grassroots perspective. Joining Senator Robert Bennett are, among others, Ed Yourdon, one of the worlds leading authorities on computer programming- Rick Cowles, a foremost expert on Y2Ks impact on electric power- Margaret Wheatly, renowned author and management consultant- Jim Lord, retired naval officer and the author of the first book on Y2K- Karen Anderson, chief spokesperson for Y2Ks impact on women and families- Shaunti Feldhahn, national spokesperson for a balanced Christian response- Tom Atlee, social theorist and Y2K activist- and Michael Brownlee, a leader in the inner preparedness movement.Organized into four sections, Just in Case assesses the Big Picture, the Infrastructure Challenge, Personal and Community Preparedness and Implications for the Future. There is also a resource guide and the text of the Executive Summary of the U.S. Senate Special Committee Report.By separating fact from spin, Just in Case gives the most reliable picture of the true Y2K threat, a well as its surprising upside as a catalyst for personal and socialimprovements. Addressing the effect that Y2K will have on all aspects of life, from global politics to the home front, from national security to personal safety, Just in Case is the most comprehensive and balanced collection of credible authorities discussing this urgent public -- and personal -- issue: Y2K.