Headline News says y2k not a problem for movies, TVgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Headline News just ran a story on y2k and the entertainment industry. It looks like all those fancy machines used to make movies and TV shows are going to be A-OK.
Thanks CNN, for this in depth, responsive, probing, investigative, pertinent story on the hard hitting issues surrounding this important topic.
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 26, 1999
But from the Y2K perspective, did they answer which tastes better and is more filling: film or videotape? I'm sure that a lot of folks in Hollywood and around Rockefellar Center are going to find out. And I hope at CNN headquarters, too!
If they won't get the facts out to the public before the problems occurs, I hope the public makes them eat their BS, smiley-faced Y2K stories after TSHTF. Fitting punishment if they have to consume the crap that they force-feed us as being "factual news".
-- Wildweasel (email@example.com), January 26, 1999.
Speaking of Rockerfeller plaza, it sure would be nice if tv and electricity are still working, 'cause I'd love to see the Today show (or "Moron Today" as the hosts always call it..."We'll be back with Moron Today right after this break...) on say JAn 7 or 8, just so I can see the crowd of screaming zeroes milling around Katie and the other blockhead. I figure that by the 7th or 8th they'll actually have good reason to be screaming, and hopefully instead of dinky signs they'll be carrying pitchforks and the ocassional Uzi.
Lock and load. Whatever that means. - Andy.
-- humptydumpty (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 27, 1999.
The TV cameras and movie computers will be just fine - won't have power to run them or show programs, but otherwise will be just fine.
Wonder how many commercials can be shown if the studio has no power, and how many stores will pay for ad time that cannot be used because the store isn't open. Also, when do they pay - before or after they are shown?
By the way, what's the going rate for ad time if there are no TV's being run in the general population because people haev no power?
-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), January 27, 1999.