Y2K software developers can't get business insurance

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I thought I would let you all know of the latest problem with Y2K. I am a partner in a software development company that is generating Y2K compliant software. But we can't market our software because insurance companies refuse to insure software companies because of the "risk" of Y2K... Our government clients will not do business with us unless we have insurance. They need our software, we can't deliver it to them even though we have it prepared and ready to replace their current systems.

Go figure.

Our screwed up society is what is going to bring us down... not programmers or technology. Our own decision to cover our ass are causing problems. My company is here to help, and we can't. Insurance companies won't let us. In this regard, insurance companies are just as guilty as the public making rushes on the bank.

Well I better go. It is almost as though this thing were meant to be and there is no stopping it. Anyway, I gotta go... I made a decision today after careful thought to my recent experience with insurance companies - I got an appointment at my bank to close my saving account...

Ken Boettger

-- Ken Boettger (alpine@ellensburg.com), February 05, 1999


Ken, Your message is bonechilling and infuriating. Have you been able to conceive of any alternatives to this insurance embargo?

-- Watchful (seethesea@msn.com), February 05, 1999.

Alas, yet another unforeseen glitch gurgles forth from Y2K. It had occurred to me to consider "backorders" to delay hardware repairs and other related delays, but this......

Not an obvious obstacle till you pointed it out. It seems that insurance companies would not back down on this position. Just the same as IC's wouldn't offer flood insurance in flood prone/zoned areas once they have recinded the area.

Truly a dark spot. I do hope there is some solution for your company in this situation. Let us know if you have developments, if you would, and good luck.

Mr. K

-- Mr_Kennedy (y2kPCfixes@motivatedseller.com), February 05, 1999.

Our lawyer-infested country deserves everything it gets due to Y2K. We have let these parasites grow and take control of all our laws, now we will reap the whirl-wind.

It's too bad that your company is in this situation, really. I am in software development too and I REFUSE to perform any Y2K work because I am not willing to give my family's security so that scumbag lawyers can party hardy!

-- Buffalo Bob (buff@hal.com), February 05, 1999.

The partys almost over for the scumbag lawyers. They will be the first casualties of the public anti-goverment backlash. I just wonder if the people will also kill their families.

-- (nospam@spam.spam), February 05, 1999.

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