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I have just been reading up on the whole Y2K problem in the last few days. I guess that would make me a newbie. Anyway, I submitted a question earlier today and recieved great responses and for that I am thankful. However, I have been browsing hundreds of sites over the last few days and some say it will be a "minor" problem and some say it will be a "major" problem. Being that I am only in my mid-twenties I have grown up with the computer age. I had them in school very early on and have NEVER, EVER had a job that did not involve computers (Including everything from a local factory to a local fast food establishment). I guess knowing then how WIDELY used computers are I am leaning towards the "MAJOR" category. I just cannot imagine how it could EVER be possible for EVERY computer to be up to par. So anyway, to get to my question, I have let my family (dad, mom, and siblings) in on what I have found through the web and various articles and unfortunately I think the think I am full of S#!T. We live in a SMALL town with little to no crime and I think that they are living in a dream world if the think this will not affect us in some way. So, could I PLEASE have some examples of things that have already had problems due to Y2K. Not just examples but evidence to back them up. I would really and greatly appreciate any responses I could get to this question. I guess I would also like to know why the Government keeps saying to relax it will be fine, yet Government agencies are handing out preparation ideas...CONFUSES ME!!!!

Please feel free to respond...


-- pmm (, January 28, 1999


Some events are being tabulated as they occur at:

-- dave (, January 29, 1999.

This article includes pointers to embedded systems glitches which have already occurred:

-- Arlin H. Adams (, January 29, 1999.

Apparently Sen. Bennett is writing articles for Y2Ktoday, go there and read the one he wrote this week. Brrrrr....! Just when I was beginning to think it would all be okay, I come across this. Oh sure, he puts in the few "pollyanna" lines, but overall, according to him, there are going to be problems and we'd better face it now, rather than next Novemeber...

Hope this helps

-- Sub-Mit (, January 29, 1999.

Bennett's article is here: Ready or Not, Y2K Is Coming

-- Tom Carey (, January 29, 1999.

pmm: What a coincidence! I posted the "List of Y2K failures - Here is proof" thread not long after you asked this question. Check it out - I think it is exactly what you are looking for. The above thread is active now under recent answers, or you can copy/paste the url below.

-- Rob Michaels (, January 29, 1999.

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