Iowa: Ready by the end of Octobergreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Their official Y2K web page, that is...http://www.state.ia.us/government/its/century/For the past month, this 'under construction' page has said:To be completed by early October! Please check back with us... Thank You!After October 15th came and went, I wrote to the contact listed there ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and asked him when something might actually be posted there. He responded with a very short note saying 'mid-November'. I replied and said that this news was a bit discouraging but thanked him for taking the time to respond. I also suggested it might be time to at least update the page to reflect the mid November date. Today when I visited the page, the statement had been updated to:
(the emphasis is mine)To be completed by end of October! Please check back with us... Thank You!Question: Is this solid evidence that Iowa is now ahead of schedule on its Y2K efforts? (just kidding). Arnie
(the emphasis is again mine)
-- Arnie Rimmer (email@example.com), October 21, 1998
Arnie, your state is going to NEED the National Guard!
-- Gayla Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 21, 1998.
You're right, Gayla, we are going to need the National Guard. But I have my doubts as to whether even they will be able to get this web page up and running in time for Y2K. Still though, it's worth a shot. If anybody can do it, they can.
-- Arnie Rimmer (email@example.com), October 22, 1998.
Arnie, it appears they are way ahead of schedule, or maybe the schedule is way ahead of them -- every time you talk to them the schedule moves, and they haven't caught up with it yet.
nothing to worry about. really. seriously. these things take time. relax. we're from the government, and we're somewhere to help you.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 28, 1998.
I just happened to see this thread right after I got a call from a recruiter. It seems that the state of Iowa is looking for a Y2k project manager for the next 6plus months. Hmmmm, but they are going to be completed in the next few weeks?
Oh and they only want to pay $40/hr. LOL. Contract project managers get $50 - $85 here in Iowa and Y2k is at this late date should be paying more.
Take your best guess at the truth here.
-- just me (email@example.com), October 28, 1998.
I just read a "press clipping" about Iowa and the utilities. They were talking about contingency plan down there.
-- Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 28, 1998.