Increased Jo Anne Problemsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
my husband, who works for a small computer services company, got 16 phone calls last friday alone, from local companies with jo anne effect problems, all of them trying to close out january. they were not current clients. things are heating up. the good news is this might finally force these companies to get off dead center.
-- jocelyne slough (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 1999
Interesting Jocelyne. Let us know further developments. Were the problems easily solved or easy to work around?
-- Puddintame (email@example.com), February 10, 1999.
i found out last night why these people are all calling jon (my husband). he did a y2k program on january 28th for the local pc users group and talked about the jo anne effect, among other things. in the audience were members of an accounting group who have been getting frantic phone calls from businesses who can't close their books. the accountants are telling these people to call jon, rather than dealing with it themselves.
for the people calling, jon gave them a temporary fix, which was mainly to NOT forecast a year ahead into 2000 for now, and then to upgrade their accounting package as soon as possible. evidently the temporary fixes worked. hopefully these people will upgrade shortly.
-- jocelyne slough (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 11, 1999.