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Planes..automatic teller machines..the usual. Also excited fed because the billing systems at the phone companies actually work. A couple of stories..
-- Mike Lang (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 1999
Did anyone alert the National Guard to this story. I guess if they don't have a problem with the phone system then we can save alot of money on those w2k preparations the Guard is making. hehehe
-- lulu (email@example.com), January 12, 1999.
Under the heading of "urban legends" is the following:
"Only 8% of potential computer failures will happen at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 2000. The rest could occur over the following two years."
This is stated as fact. I find this statement ludicrous. Yet it is presented (rather arrogantly) as the "truth".
"You want the truth? You can't handle the truth." -Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men"
-- Steve Hartsman (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 1999.
... as if 8% of the potential computer failures were a small number!
-- No Spam Please (email@example.com), January 14, 1999.
Only 8% of media reports seem to get their facts half way straight.
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 14, 1999.