Cory Hamasaki's opinion of Paul Milnegreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
from c.s.y2k yesterday:
On Sun, 31 Jan 1999 06:23:47, firstname.lastname@example.org (Y2K Whit) wrote:
> Oh gee I'm sorry .. was I assuming incorrectly? All those who DON'T think paul > is a wacko - please holler..
I met paul last year at the day of the Ko-Skin-em WDC Y2K meeting. About a dozen of us had lunch at Rocklands, a yuppie, retro restaurant in Arlington Virginia. Rocklands serves "southern" food in a decor that is 1950's Auto Shop, Gas Station, and Pool Hall. (but the greens are to die for...)
It's a mile or two from the Pentagon, Robert E. Lee's farm, the National Science Foundation, the F.D.I.C. Center for Computing Excellence, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Communications Agency, Bob 'n Edith's diner (where you can see 4-Star's chowing down on eggs and toast), and dozens of other really, really odd DeeCee area sights.
Paul is a lucid, well spoken, polite individual with a sense of humor. He provided interesting lunch conversation to our informal Y2K group. Later than evening, we subjected ourself to Ko-Skin-em's rantings and mad ravings at Fannie Mae's Great Hall.
Quite frankly, the other WDC Y2K reps, official emissaries from Fortune 500's and Federal agencies appear to be much more wacko, angry, fearful. I won't embarrass them or their organizations but I've spoken with them over the last couple years and they are getting progressively more edgy, short tempered.
At the last WDC Y2K, several shouting matches and group-hoots broke out. No, it wasn't me, Greg, DD, or any of the c.s.y2k'ers. We sat quietly in the back, as did paul at the Ko-skin-em meeting. I did see paul raise his hand a few times during the Q&A but 400-500 people attend WDC Y2K and the odds of getting a question in are very low.
Tensions are on edge. These are the top IT professionals, the technologists, senior managers who shoulder the responsibility for getting the work done.
Fair Warning, 333 Days, 8,007 Hours, less than 11 months and counting.
If you're not in a cold sweat, you're out of touch with reality.
reminder: Senator Robert Bennet (R Utah) said a year ago that Arthur Levitt, the head of the S.E.C. wakes in a "cold sweat" over Y2K.
-- a (email@example.com), February 02, 1999
I'm not in a cold sweat because I'm in touch with the thermostat.
-- dinosaur (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
Speaking of Milne, he's been wonderfully quiet for the last few days.
-- Not telling (email@example.com), February 02, 1999.
personally, i enjoy paul milne's posts. i hope he keeps them coming. at least his language is clean. anyone can disagree with him, it's still a free country. we'll all know in less than a year, anyway. actually, i think paul should take bets on this thing. the only problem would be who or what organisation could hold the money; are they compliant?
-- jocelyne slough (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 03, 1999.
Paul Milne has a uniquely forceful way of making a point. I think he is supremely valuable to the Y2K community. Sometimes his posts crack me up & tickle the funnybone so I gotta razz him; but when I've encountered a depressingly militant Pollyanna, I go read Paul and immediately feel better and recharged to keep preparing :P
Paul's da drill sarg ta bump the bumpers off their stump
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-- Leska (email@example.com), February 03, 1999.
I think Paul Milne is completely Y2K compliant and not Y2K complacent!
-- dinosaur (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 06, 1999.
Butt he attracts Y2K complaints ;^/
-- Leska (email@example.com), February 06, 1999.