Chat with Ed Yourdon: In Progress (2/12, 1PM EST) : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Drop in... Chat with Ed Yourdon

-- Mac (, February 12, 1999


And it only took two questions before someone waded in with:

"Don't you think the Y2K problem is really over blown and meant to be a money pit for the ignorant people who just don't understand the problem completely?"

This should be fun...

-- Mac (, February 12, 1999.

Thanks for the link Mac! I was able to get a question posted. I wouldn't even have known about it without your link! -Karen

-- Karen (, February 12, 1999.

In case you don't feel like visiting, here's a "post-game summary":

23 questions asked - 5 re Finance and Markets (inc. global impact and "potential winners"); 3 re "Hype" (inc. potential panic); 2 re Preparation (inc. Ed's personal preps); 2 re National Security (inc. nukes); others re embedded systems, autos, food and gas supplies, etc.

My $.02: Moderator provided a good mix. Attendees got a very clear overview of the problem, its complexity, and potential impacts. Nice job, Ed. It's obviously a bear to try to put some of this info into a two or three sentence post in a chat session.

At the end, Our Host invited all the attendees over to Expect we'll be seeing a few more Newbies in here Real Soon Now...

-- Mac (, February 12, 1999.

You're quite welcome, Karen. Good Q re government's handling of the situation. Bet that gave some of the readers food for thought...

-- Mac (, February 12, 1999.

Just read the transcript. The link was on our homepage. Thanks, Mac! Ed has been really busy. We are always surprised when ppl criticize him because he has done so much good, and is an all-round nice fellow. Guess the Y2K-yellow jackets hafta sting the brightest target.

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, February 12, 1999.

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