Hey, monkey boy! Know what the RAVENING HORDES are going to
do with a scrawny good-for-nothing like you after Y2K? They're
going to ROAST you and EAT you. Damn straight! That is... unless
you find some way to make yourself useful.
Face it, TECHHEAD, your only skills in life involve 100Base-T, IRQs, and
Capture-the-Flag fragfests. But, COME the APOCALYPSE, wide-area networks are
going to be few and far between (har har), since there will be A) no electricity
B) no telcos and C) a general lack of enterprise commitment and leadership in
the realm of information technology strategies.
Sure, maybe back in 1997 you could have started gaining some REAL skills, like
wrangle burros or how to make a windmill. But we're 2-1/2 months before the
millenium, BUB, and frankly you've never shown much aptitude with those mitts of
yours, anyways. Face it: you don't have time to learn to survive on your own.
So the question becomes: when the horsemen clad in blood-crusted furs descend on
the remnants of your suburban village, how can you appear USEFUL to your new
BARBARIAN OVERLORD? The answer is simple, my man: PACKET RADIO!
Packet radio is a networking technology that uses ham radio frequencies to make
them COMPUTERS talk to each other over long distances -- without the heavy
equipment needed for land lines or microwave or satellite (if those things are
still up). You can build a perfectly workable BATTLE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
with equipment that you looted from the charred remains of the Radio Shack (TM)
at the Olde Towne Centre.
Packet is an excellent technology. You should get licensed TODAY -- I'm working
on mine right now. Join the POST-APOCALYPTIC TECHNO-ELITE: learn PACKET RADIO!