If you want to believe that Y2K will just be a bump in the road...greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
If you want to believe that Y2K will just be a bump in the road, read these laugh-riot articles by Michael Theroux ace programmer.
I'm the guy who replied to him in thefirst post in the 'ugly' section.
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 08, 1999
Read some of the article Hysteria. Theroux talked about the Michaelangelo viruse and said that it did not have any affect on millions of computers. However, some had it on their computers including myself. I could not remove it from my computer and finally had to replace my hard drive. I had two computer guys work on it with no succes at removal, I suppose you could say this was a fix on failure situation. Point being...How much damage is to much before the system bucks.
-- Mark Hillyard (email@example.com), January 08, 1999.
Michaelangelo virus caused me a great deal of pain also. I had just completed a new Netware installation for a client and I found out that one of the floppies I had used had infected every machine on the net. Removing it from most of the PCs was easy, but for the ones that had less than 640KB RAM....I was screwed. There was not enough RAM to run the virus software and so I had to move the disk to a PC that would support more RAM...but guess what? It was an old MFM disk that wouldn't interface to the newer PC. Ended up having to backup all data on the older systems, do some really "creative things", then restore. It was a f*ing episode that I will never forget. I was there until 5 AM the day before the system was to go live.
Multiply this by several million fold and you will start to have an idea of the problems y2k will bring.
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 1999.
A wag said the other day "Y2K is a bump in the road, just like the one Thelma and Louise had at the end of the movie." WW
-- wildweasel (email@example.com), January 09, 1999.