hmm...I think Georgia just discovered that they have a problem : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

If I'm reading this article correctly, it sounds like the state of Georgia still hasn't completed their analysis of the problem...

Arlin Adams

-- Arlin H. Adams (, December 16, 1998


I saw this in the A-J-C when it printed. Went looking for it that evening on the AJC website. Couldn't find it. Search on Y2K drew zip. Gave up looking. You gave a URL -- it's not available, acc to the AJC site.

In any case you're right. Georgia hasn't got it's shoes tied on this one. I read that Hartsfield airport, as large hub, just began to "study" the Y2K problem last July. The head of the state office managing state IT is under investigation for mismanaging software purchases. Hamasaki says, "Get out of the city." I'm with him on this.

-- Tom Carey (, December 16, 1998.

Worse, the idiot "financial expert" that was speaking to the legislators at this conference claims "70 billion" in annual Y2K costs" that won't have any financial impact.

I think he's off by about 930 billion. And a lot of financial impact.

On the other hand, Cobb County (up here the other side of Atlanta) is ahead of the Y2K game, and has finished most of their testing, almost all of their remediation. And efforts up here included water, embedded chips, fire, 911, receiveables, court records, salaries, etc.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, December 16, 1998.

Has anyone heard any followup on the power outage in Georgia on Wednesday night?? I heard two references to it on the way home on the radio...sounded bad...then nothing else.

-- More Dinty Moore (Not @this, December 17, 1998.

Looks like Glendale is *about* to discover they have a problem:


Wednesday, December 23, 1998, by Buck Wargo
City Approves Spending Money on `Y2K' Problem

CITY HALL -- The Glendale City Council has approved spending $167,000 to protect the city's computer system from the "millennium bug."

A consultant will be paid $70,000 to hire a consultant to assess and develop a plan for counteracting the "Y2K" problem. "Y2K" stands for "Year 2000."

The city will also spend $97,000 for hardware, installation and training for the Police Department records management computer system, which is not Y2K compliant. The council voted 3-0 on Monday. ....
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-- Leska (, December 24, 1998.

Can India make it, or are they toast?

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-- Leska (, December 24, 1998.

By George, here's an update on Georgia!

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-- Leska (, December 24, 1998.

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