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WELCOME to day two of A ghost in the machine, Electronic Telegraph's Y2K forum. All week, this page is the home of lively debate on all aspects of the millennium bug problem, its solutions and possible consequences. Each day, experts in the field will tell their stories and make their predictions. Emails from Electronic Telegraph readers will be a major part of the forum. If you have a story, a strategy or a question for one of our experts, we want to hear from you.

Tuesday 9 March 1999

Worldwide recession is likely

Dr Reynolds Griffith, the second expert witness in our Y2K forum, is Professor of finance at Austin State University, Texas. Here he outlines his sobering predictions regarding the impact of the Y2K problem on the global economy

Emails received yesterday

Hype not horror - An optimistic appraisal of the scope of the Y2K PC problem. Response from Karl Feilder

9/9/99 A query regarding possible systems crashes on 9th September. Response from Karl Feilder

Answers required - Y2K issues seem to give rise to countless questions, few of which are satisfactorily resolved

Toronto test - Some good news from Canada, where a hydroelectric power system passed a Y2K test with flying colours at the weekend

Ancient ATCs - Air traffic control systems, not the airlines, will be the main cause for concern in 2000

Deep and lasting recession - A gloomy economic forecast


The top 40 Y2K sites - Electronic Telegraph's guide to the best sites offering information on all aspects of Y2K preparedness

What the airlines are saying - Most people imagine air travel on 1 January 2000 coinciding with rapid loss of altitude. Here's what the airlines themselves are saying.

What the computer companies are doing - Resources offered by the big computer firms to help their users into the next Millennium

From the ET archive - A selection of reports which have appeared in Electronic Telegraph concerning the millennium bug and related issues

This week

Yesterday: Scenarios and the PC problem

Today: What the economists are saying

Wednesday: The bug fixers

Thursday: What governments are doing

Friday: The survivalists

-- Old Git (, March 09, 1999


Hey Old Git,

There is no such thing as Austin State University. Now, the University of Texas is in Austin, and there's an Austin College (Denison, I believe) but no Austin State.

-- Vic (, March 09, 1999.

Ah, you know those Brits. "Bloody colonials. Cahn't speak the mother language a'tall. Give their universities (and I use that term loosely) peculiar names. Think they're better than us just because the Froggies helped them win a few sea battles while His Majesty was chasing butterflies..."

-- Mac (, March 09, 1999.

Hmm. I visited the site and am less than impressed by today's "expert." It's apparent he's taken no time to study the issue and has no knowledge from personal experience.

Waste of time, IMO.

-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (, March 09, 1999.

Well, there's Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches..... maybe that's what they mean. I highly doubt that anybody at UT gets it.

-- Lisa (lisa@work.again), March 09, 1999.

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