Letters: Feb. 8, 1999

MILLENNIUM MADNESS

"The doomsday prophets need to get a life! In a universe that is 15 billion years old, the entire era of human existence is a nano-blip." JENNIFER L. WOOD Bakersfield, Calif.

When 2000 arrives, our undoing won't be a massive computer problem [Y2KY2KY2KY2KY2KY2K, Jan. 18] but the public's senseless panic triggered by the radical sensationalism surrounding the issue today. Instead of fueling fear, the media should reassure people that the new millennium is not something to be dreaded. But it may be too late. Just imagine what lies in store economically if terrified individuals begin making drastic withdrawals from...

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