I wrote a rushed, mediocre paper about y2k in April of '98. It was for my Belief Systems class, otherwise known as Anthropology 431 (or something). It's interesting (to me) to go back and read it now. My thesis was: "...a new millenarian revitalistic movement is emerging in the wake of the 'millennium bug.' It is an attempt to deal with cultural stress associated with increased reliance on technology and an attempt to revive pessimistic views of the future." huh.