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I know our chances are slim, but let's get over there and give him a few hard questions! <:)=

Koskinen Chat

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 05, 1999


How about asking him about the status of the USPS?

-- Will Mail (arrive@all.com), March 05, 1999.

Somebody PLEASE ask him what happened to that letter he was sending out to the 87K mayors????

-- Lisa (lisa@cashin'.check_yehah!), March 05, 1999.

Well drat! My question didn't get picked for Koskinen to answer. I asked him how he expected people to believe what he said about y2k readiness when he is so strongly focused on preventing panic. I think that was a good question!! Oh well.

-- Diane (DDEsq2002@juno.com), March 05, 1999.

Well, that was pretty lame.

Diane, I asked three questions. None were in the line-up.

(I do have a copy of the whole thing.)


The only answer I found interesting was ...

Moderator at 12:22pm ET

A message from PMC: Please consider initiating national TV/radio awareness messages. Any plans for this?

John Koskinen at 12:26pm ET We have been considering how to increase the level of public awareness about this program since I began one year ago. We ran a major national campaign entitled Y2K Action Week last October with the Small Business Administration, Commerce Department, Agriculture Department, and the postal service, which included advertisements in over 250 newspapers nationwide. We're going to run a more detailed but similar campaign the week of March 29th, again focused on encouraging small businesses particularly to deal with this problem. We will provide them directly, for no charge, technical information about how to deal with this problem. We are also encouraging every company in the United States to share information directly with their customers about their state of readiness for the year 2000. Later this spring or early this summer, we will also mount a campaign for community conversations in towns and cities across the United States designed to increase the amount of information provided to individual citizens from their local government units, power companies, telephone co.s, banks, hospitals, and other local service providers.

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), March 05, 1999.

Someone made it over to ask questions about the USPS and the IRS. If you are looking to Koskinen for facts you'll have to go elsewhere...only warm fuzzies there!

-- Sharon (sking@drought-ridden.com), March 05, 1999.

Who knows, maybe we'll get lucky and with all the questions asked (and collected), ABC will see what it is we want to "know" about Y2K.

Interesting form of "poll."


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), March 05, 1999.

What a sheer waste of time that was. Did you see the don't need to worry and everything will be okay answer about the USPS?

The need to avoid panic is so evident. BIG SIGH!

-- Confirmation (PRspin@work.com), March 05, 1999.

I guess when all this is over he'll have a great career as a used car salesman.

-- Nikoli Krushev (doomsday@y2000.com), March 05, 1999.

Oh well, back to sleep. No problems. Duh!!! <:(=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 05, 1999.

I found this to be interesting sentence structure:

"However, as noted earlier, at this time all the information we have which we have shared with the public shows that there is no indication of national failures in critical areas such as transportation, power, telecommunications and banking. "


Considering how well *everybody* in the current administration carefully crafts their words, I find this intriguing.

I guess my descent into paranoia is complete.

Not so Jolly

-- Jollyprez (Jolly@prez.com), March 05, 1999.

see my post at: http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=000ZT3 regarding my Q& A with ol koski...

-- gideon (gideon@zianet.com), March 06, 1999.

He didn't answer mine either.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), March 06, 1999.

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