questioning Y2K

William John (
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 19:16:53 -0600

I had a really serious talk recently about going to a remote cabin with:

1) water from a well
2) wood burning stove
3) lots of dehydrated food for "deep storage" of several months supply of

The thought was that the electrical companies in the United States share a power grid. If a few electrical companies' power go out then a domino effect will occur due to the fact that energy companies have few reserves and depend on buying residual power (excess production) from each other. A few failures and black outs will results.

This seems (unfortunately) reasonable ** IF ** power outages do occur. I have read (from computer programmers some of which are on this List I think) that such outages are possible or even likely.

Please respond to the List and:
Thanks, -Bill
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