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Hi Doubter. I know this is a hopeless cause, but I'm going to take a shot at making you a GI. I'm a "newbe" on this forum. I've been to countless Y2K sites over the past year or so, and have visited here many times. The reason that I'm starting to be active on this forun is that I think it's time to start asking other Y2K aware people what their view is. I have also been a computer professional for the past 31 years, and feel that I may have helpful information to offer others. My question is this. Have you bothered to look at any of the information available here, or any other Y2K related site?

-- Sysman (, February 08, 1999


Sysman, I hope to hear more from you in the future. Unfortunately, this thread will probably not bare fruit. From previous posts, Doubter seems to have all the proof he needs because, "99% of the programmers that I know think things will be fine." (not an exact quote, but close) Most of these guys seem to think that the information that they inherently "know" is more valid than anything that we have to offer. Trust in immaculate perception...

-- d (d@usedtobedgi.old), February 09, 1999.

d ... thank you ... I think that's why I'm here. I am that 1%, not IMHO, that is considered an "expert"... I've been playing with, and getting paid for, computers for the past 31 years...

So where is that other 99% ? What's up ... Are you guys afraid of a technical discussion? Sorry, I forgot what thread I was on, ARE YOU GUYS AFRAID OF A TECHNICAL COBOL DISCUSSION???

-- Sysman (, February 09, 1999.

Oh well, it's 2:30 here in NJ. I guess Doubter was a hit and run. Too bad, I think we could get a few GI converts here... All is not lost though: it's only 02/09/1999... put your best foot (not in your mouth) forward.

-- Sysman (, February 09, 1999.

Well sysman, there are very few computer professionals posting on this board, so I doubt you'll get your debate.

-- another doubter (another@doubter.y2k), February 09, 1999.


You obviously haven't read any of the "Bio" threads. Plenty of code jockeys hang around here, along with neurotic project managers like yours truly. Some days it seems like most of the active participants from just drop in here to continue their debates...

-- Mac (, February 09, 1999.

I've found the majority of people writing here are programmers, or have direct access to programmers as references.

Funny - the attacking trollers can't seem to quote their references quite as quickly, nor recount their presonal experiences as well. Those that can give good examples from their own line of business, such as T. Maria, are actually (on analysis) remediating quite well. Not extrapolating in the same direction I (and many others) are, but remediating their own programs.

Now, where does leave the anonymous 99% of the supposed "experts"?

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (, February 09, 1999.

Oh well, now 2:45 on the 10th. No Doubter yet I see... <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 10, 1999.

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