Promises Kept or was that Promies I Promise to Keep?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Take a look at de Jager's Promises Kept page at http://www.year2000.com/promises/y2kpromises_kept.html
Supposedly it contains a list of companys who are Y2K compliant. First, there are less than 40 companies listed and on the half dozen I looked at NONE were actually done, but they were promising to be done real soon! What a joke.
-- Kevin Lemke (email@example.com), March 05, 1999
What? You were expecting accurate info? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! sorry, had to vent.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 05, 1999.
Here's a promise that wasn't kept:
"Coming up short on Y2K"
-- Kevin (email@example.com), March 05, 1999.
Kevin - you get on that list by contacting them. If you don't contact them, you don't get on the list. There are hundreds of companies/corporations that are ready now. The 40 or so they are listing is very misleading. If we all contacted them, the number would be much, much larger. Too bad you don't have more to go on.
-- Deano (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 05, 1999.
C'mon, bro, the fact that the list isn't absolutely overflowing is exactly the point. There should be 100+ companies on that list at this stage in the game (it's March, 1999, f'pete'sake). That there are so few is absurd, unless Mr. de Jager did not make adequate arrangements with many organizations to post their names. Speaks poorly of his planning skills, if that is indeed the case.
And if there are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds on that list on 12/31/1999, it may simply mean that we have a "Pareto result" and that 80% of all organizations made the deadline. 8 out of 10 sounds great, unless you're in that other 20%. 1 organization in 5 impacted. 100 of the Fortune 500. 4 Federal agencies (say, Transportation, Defense, HHS, and we'll throw in USPS, just for grins).
There had BETTER be hundreds, Deano. There had better be more than hundreds, or a lot of very nice people will get hurt. 80% is not enough, nor is 90%.
-- Mac (email@example.com), March 05, 1999.
Hey Mac! Hope things are going well. BB sends her best - she turned 50 Saturday. Don't tell her I told you that! We threw her a party last week and got her a bunch of Y2K supplies. Pretty neat stuff actually! There was one survival kit that couldn't have been bigger than a 3X5 index card. This kit had over 40 items in it, 2 of them were a sleeping bag and blanket!!! Thing folded up (musta been mylar or something) no bigger than a pack of matches. We got a kick outa that.
Anyhow, back to the promises list - I can tell you no one from his organization has contacted us. We're right in the middle of the F500 group. I asked our senior management around here about filling out the template and was told to not worry about it. Based on what I've seen come across my desk I have to say that list is very misleading. I wish I could tell you more.
Have a good one Mac!
-- Deano (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999.