Why Y2K > 7 With 80% Probability

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Just go read David Eddy's column in today's Westergaard, "Installing New Systems". 'Nuff said for anyone who has the foggiest real-world knowledge of large systems which, it just so happens, still run nearly all of the world's infrastructure. Eddy's personal experience is exactly mine and anyone who has been there and didn't drop their brain in the paper shredder.


OK, I threw in the 80% probability. Probably should be 100%.

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), January 13, 1999


David Eddy's column - Installing New Systems

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), January 13, 1999.

Excellent commentary on software evolution over the last 20 years. It parallels my own experience quite well. The "core" systems quietly evolved under various maintenance guises.

-- RD. ->H (drherr@erols.com), January 13, 1999.

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