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Someone that knows how to do links needs to go over to the cnn y2k message board and respond to message #527. It is from a computer programmer(since the 1980's it says) and the gist of it is that they can't understand why a power plant would shut down just because a date is wrong....it appears that billing errors are the only thing they are thinking about - talk about tunnel vision!!! That person probably works in billing/receivables. For the life of me, I can't understand why some people appear to be unable to see the big picture.Can someone give them a link to Rick Cowles, or other power plant sites??
-- jeanne (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 15, 1999
I work as a business analyst in the software industry, for a company that makes financial brokerage programs. The programmer developers are the worst- they just say, "well, Wall Street can just go back to manual if we can't get it fixed". They are completely clueless about how interconnected we are. The business analysts who have worked as securities traders (like myself, and made a career change) are pretty horrified. BTW, the programmers don't think its a problem, but EVERYONE at the company is taking all their money out of the bank in December. Obviously they don't know anything about fractional reserve banking, either.
-- dan (email@example.com), March 15, 1999.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 1999.