You and the Year 2000: A Practical Guide for Things That Matter Jeffrey M. Shepard

ISBN: 9780966808407

Published: November 25th 1998

Paperback

181 pages


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You and the Year 2000: A Practical Guide for Things That Matter  by  Jeffrey M. Shepard

You and the Year 2000: A Practical Guide for Things That Matter by Jeffrey M. Shepard
November 25th 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 181 pages | ISBN: 9780966808407 | 7.23 Mb

The Y2K Problem, also referred to as the Y2K Bug, theYear-2000 Problem and the Millennium Problem, is a date-related problem affecting many computers. Dr. Jeffrey Shepard defines the problem in easy to understand terms and provides practical tips forMoreThe Y2K Problem, also referred to as the Y2K Bug, theYear-2000 Problem and the Millennium Problem, is a date-related problem affecting many computers.

Dr. Jeffrey Shepard defines the problem in easy to understand terms and provides practical tips for those who could, unknowingly, be at risk which, according to Dr. Shepard, is most of us. How serious is the problem?The year-2000 problem is broad and encompasses many, if not most, areas of our lives because our society has become so computerized, Shepard writes. While most of us are not directly involved with large businesses and government agencies that rely on mainframes and PCs to monitor and regulate systems and databases, we are the ones who will be most impacted if year-2000 problems affecting those systems are not addressed.Shepard highlights the role interconnectedness plays in causing potential problems in many facets of everyday life, including healthcare, travel, telecommunications, government services, power and water availability, and food supplies.

He recommends people educate themselves regarding the year-2000 problem and assess their potential risk as part of developing an overall plan for tackling Y2K. We all have different life circumstances and, consequently, different levels of exposure to the year-2000 problem. There is no such thing as a single solution or strategy for everyone or every family, he writes.A psychologist who specializes in the treatment of stress-related disorders, Shepard promotes the making of informed decisions and offers guidelines in approaching the myriad potential problems that the year-2000 problem is presenting.

To deal with the fear and worry that some of these questions and answers might create, it is important to have a plan or strategy for protecting yourself and those you care about.The book contains a Foreword by Marci Shimoff, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Womans Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mothers Soul, in which she states, Dr.

Shepard explains the problems and risks involved with the year-2000 problem in a straightforward and candid way. More importantly, he provides specific tips that enable each of us to handle our own unique situation. . . .This is a well-researched and documented book. In the front matter of the book, Dr. Shepard includes a section entitled Introduction How to Use This Book. This section sets the stage for readers, aiding them in understanding how to use the information presented in a proactive way.

This section also identifies other features in the book intended to aid or educate:Points summarized at the beginning of each chapter to help familiarize the reader with each chapters contentsQuick references that appear in the margin point the reader to related information in other chaptersTime Out! sections to provide historical or other interesting informationThe main body of the book is divided into two parts:Part 1, containing chapters one through eleven, scopes potential risks and presents practical guidelines for coping with those risks.

Each chapter is organized into two sections the first part focuses on Scoping the Problem, and the second part focuses on Timely Tips Guidelines for the Millennium, helpful hints and tips for developing a customized strategy and plan. Chapter One defines the Y2K problem in laymens terms. Subsequent chapters focus on specific services and/or products/goods that the general populace depends in day-to-day living, i.e., Power and Water, Food, Healthcare, Banking and Credit Cards, Investments, Telecommunications, Personal Computers, Transportation and Travel, Delivery of Goods and the Mail, and Government.

End notes appear at the end of each chapter identifying the sources Dr. Shepard used.Part 2, containing chapters twelve through sixteen, provides hypothetical situations, or scenarios, illustrating how typical individuals or families might plan for Y2K. Chapters 12 through 15 present scenarios about a couple nearing retirement- a small business owner- a young professional couple with two children- and a single, working parent also attending college.

The final chapter is a summary chapter.



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