Re: Year 2k - for better or for worse

Scott Badger (
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 05:24:07 -0500

You might want to consider stock index options. You can bet that the market
will climb, fall, or either over a certain period by at least a certain
amount. You would probably want to purchase these options as early as
possible, but the earlier you buy - the higher the premium. Read up on it.

-----Original Message-----
From: den Otter <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, March 27, 1998 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: Year 2k - for better or for worse

>> From: =- deluxe -= <>
>> Personally, I'm shocked at the lack of press coverage over the Y2k
>> problem. As many of you CS know, its only a matter of time now before
>> our country and many of the worlds economic structures take their worst
>> beatings in history. Does anyone know of a website which organizes the
>> information in a professional/scientific assessment?
>> I've only heard a little in the press. This is probably because they
>> don't want to exacerbate the problem by having people with lots of money
>> withdrawing their portions from the world banks.. but that's only a
>> small part of the hysteria this computer malfunction could bring on..
>But how bad will it really be? How will the y2k problem affect simple
>things like your PC, web access and email? For example, can we
>expect this list to crash? (now *there's* something really serious)...
>Something else: everybody's talking about the negative sides of this
>alleged crash, but as with most disasters there must be ways to
>(greatly) profit from it. Although most people got hit in for example
>the crash of '29, some became millionaires overnight. There must be
>ways to profit from the (potential) chaos that will follow the y2k
>problem, and not just as a programmer. It would be stupid to let
>a golden opportunity like this one pass...Any suggestions? ;-)