Glitches in government Y2K efforts - ABC News : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Here's a brand new article on Y2K by ABC. It takes all of the bad news of the last few days and ties it together in one place.

It's pretty clear from this and similar recent articles that the press is at the end of its "give 'em the benefit of the doubt" stage.

-- Kevin (, December 02, 1998


Thanks for the post Kevin. I truly hope that the media will stop being so cordial. I've been calling local papers, radio stations and tv stations for 2 months now encouraging them to portray things as they really are instead of sugar coating everything. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

-- Diane (, December 02, 1998.

Clinton has to give them the "go" sign first. Keep your eye on the impeachment process and stock market. It will be called "wag the computer."

-- bardou (, December 02, 1998.

Kevin, see also...

Year 2000 Getting Closer Tuesday, December 1, 1998 )1998 San Francisco Chronicle

URL: archive/1998/12/01/ED93450.DTL

DENIAL AND OBFUSCATION are the worst possible responses to the Year 2000 computer problem, yet many private businesses and government agencies are still stubbornly pretending all will be well in the high- tech world when the calendar changes from Dec. 31, 1999, to Jan. 1, 2000. ...

...One of the scariest Y2K malfeasances has to be admission by the Pentagon office responsible for the safety and security of U.S. nuclear stockpiles that it falsified reports on whether the agency had assessed and taken action to avoid Y2K problems....

...A miscalculation regarding nuclear weapons is no small matter, and some members of Congress seem a tad too forgiving of the Defense Department's outright lie. ...

...Bennett and his colleagues, as well as members of the Clinton administration, need to instill a sense of urgency into government officials and to brook neither inaction nor delay. Havoc will reign if government and industry fail to take the steps necessary to avoid Y2K glitches....

-- Diane J. Squire (, December 02, 1998.

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