New To Y2K? 3 Recent Documents To Get You Started : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Yourdon forum regulars will already be aware... this information is intended for those recent visitors who are just getting started in researching Year 2000 issues.

Regardless of what else you read, the following 3 recent sources of information should be on your 'must read' list. They should be read in their entirety:

What: Investigating the Impact of the Year 2000 Problem
Summary of the Committee's Work in the 105th Congress - February 24, 1999
When: 1999-Feb-24
Who: The United States Senate Special Committee On The Year 2000 Problem

What: Statement By Karla W. Corcoran, Inspector General, United States Postal Service

Before The Subcommittee On Government Management, Information, And Tehcnology Of The Committee On Government Reform And Oversight U.S. House Of Representatives

When: 1999-Feb-23
Who: Karla W. Corcoran, Inspector General, United States Postal Service

What: A Call To Action:

National And Global Implications Of The Year 2000 And Embedded Systems Crisis

When: 1999-Feb-25
Who: Paula Gordon, Visiting Research Professor and Director of Special Projects, George Washington University Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning.

-- Arnie Rimmer (, March 05, 1999


That should do it.

-- Tom Carey (, March 06, 1999.

Thanks Arnie

I've been hoping to find just the combination of information that

cannot be ignored or dismissed. Your three suggestions are like

discovering a gold mine for me. I have copied all and included the

Vanity Fair article of Jan. 1999 and will present these to our Mayor,

our local press, and the local television station.

The White Paper by Paula Gordon has changed my "y2k life." I have

prepared for my family, educated and encouraged my parents, and

sisters' families, and now, while I would rather just visit the forum

each day and be content with my preparations, I find that there is

something more I can contribute to this cause.

Again, thanks a million for the brilliant idea!

-- Carol Dufrene (, March 06, 1999.

Thank you, Arnie! Very nice chart, too. If you feel like adding any more, from the past or in the future, please do. These more recent tomes do sort of make previous articles pale. Except that *one* where the Russian Defense official threatens to nuke us using Y2K as the cover. Just read over on csy2k that the Panama Canal is being closed 12/31/1999, article posted by Paul Milne. If this week is any indication, your chart will be growing.

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-- Leska (, March 06, 1999.

Nice combo Arnie!

Those are the ones I've been e-mailing friends.

Newbies, these are definately required reading!! (although I think I'm still kind of a Newbie myself) ;-)

-- Deborah (, March 22, 1999.

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