Local HVAC place advertising total compliancegreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Listening to the radio on the way home, I heard an ad by a local Heating and Air Conditioning Company. They stated flatly that all their systems they had ever installed and were now installing were wholly without problems related to the Year 2000 bug. The stampede has started - expect a flood of advertisments soon announcing Y2K compliance for all sorts of things - including many that have no date relationship whatsoever. (Midnight gloss lipstick goes on smoothly - now and in the Year 2000) It is going to be an interesting year.
-- Paul Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 1999
Yeah, the bullshit will be flowing all over the place until Judgement Day Jan. 1, 2000. I think we will hear more lies this year than in a lifetimes' worth of Presidential Campaigns!
Problem is they can pretty much say whatever they want and not be held liable, thanks to the governments' "good samaritan law".
I found this one particularly cute:
"UNIDYNE has addressed the Year 2000 problem in regards to its accounting and financial systems by installing "in compliance" software at its Sabina subsidiary in the first half of 1998. The system is fully installed and functioning. The same system will begin to be installed at UNIDYNE's largest subsidiary, Dynamatic Corporation, on or about January 1, 1999, and is scheduled to be fully operational by March 31, 1999, or soon thereafter.
UNIDYNE and its other subsidiaries has overcome the Year 2000 obstacle."
"OVERCOME"??? Get real!! They aren't even finished yet! I'll check in with them around Jan. 3 and see how "overcome" they are!
Get used to it, and take it with a grain of salt.
-- (email@example.com), January 14, 1999.
Best one I've seen is the woodstove dealer saying "Y2Konsider wood heat."
-- Wildweasel (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 15, 1999.