Has Bill Gates commented on Y2K?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I saw Bill Gates interviewed on Martha Stewart Jan.22 and he seemed very optimistic about the future. He talked about his 2 year old spending time on the computer and the great possibilities in this technology. He didn't seem concerned about anything.
Has he ever been asked about Y2K? Mary
-- Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 1999
Yes, his reply was, the y2k problem is too big for even Microsoft, it is something that must be addressed by everyone, indivudals and small businesses.
-- moose (email@example.com), January 24, 1999.
What, me worry? (Bill -- Alfed E. Neuman -- Gates). BG has a military security type compound in Seattle. That will keep the villagers with torches out long enough for him to get to the on-site helicopter pad and off to his bug-out compound in the boonies.
He's just like all the other public figures -- "not to worry" "it's all under control" "maybe just a bump in the road, if anything" bla bla bla bla
And Microsoft products are NOT Y2K compliant. Some may be "Y2K ready", but all that means is that the have or use some hokey "patch" like "windowing" on a "pivot date" (discussed elsewhere on these threads). I know what crap Microsoft puts out since I use it.
If I had his bucks, I wouldn't be worried, either. I'd be out of "Dodge" already.
-- vbProg (vbProg@microsoftsucks.com), January 24, 1999.
Yes, but he has not acknowledged that Microsoft is itself part of the Y2k problem. Microsoft has been the world's largest distributor of Y2k-noncompliant software in the 1990s.
The record of Y2k problems in Microsoft software shows that Microsoft was not especially concerned about it until just recently, and its testing still allows Y2k bugs to leak through in even its most recent products.
-- No Spam Please (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 1999.
No Spam: You said it well.
-- vbProg (vbProg@microsoftsucks.com), January 25, 1999.