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Paul are you still alive? Haven't heard from you in quite a while. I miss your post endings, "Anyone living within 5 miles of a 7-11 is toast." Hope you post soon, and are you still a 10?
-- RoseyO (RoseyO@Rose.com), March 17, 1999
Oh--Milne's still around, ROTFLMAO-ing at the comp.software.year-2000 forum. You can access his latests posts at www.dejanews.com
In the meantime, here's one of them--first--an article, then commentary by you know who. . .
(One of Milne's latest posts)
Sunday, March 14, 1999 Published at 16:06 GMT
Millennium bug busted
Doomsday avoided, say the experts
By Internet Correspondent Chris Nuttall Millennium bug experts say the world is no longer in denial over the computer problem and a global catastrophe on 1 January 2000 now seems unlikely.
Peter De Jager, the Canadian computer consultant who was one of the first to sound the alarm bells, issued a statement on his Website this month entitled "Doomsday Avoided".
"What do I mean when I state confidently we've broken the back of Year 2000 problem? In short, I mean we've overcome the largest Y2K hurdle.
"The Y2K problem was never the actual act of fixing the code, it was the inaction and denial regarding a problem so easily demonstrated as real and pressing, and possessing consequences far exceeding it's humble beginnings," he said.
"The Y2K problem was never the actual act of fixing the code..."
Think that's funny? Wait, there's more!
"Most, not all companies are working on this issue. They are fixing, or have fixed, their systems."
", their embedded systems problems. We are, for the most part, no longer ignoring Y2K."
"Are fixing or have fixed." "They have examined, or are examining..."
I'm apoplectic with laughter. I can't remember having laughed so hard.
"Fixing my transmission was NEVER a matter of taking it off my car and replacing the broken parts. It was always my inaction and denial that the horrible grinding was a real and pressing problem. Now that I 'admit' it is a problem...HUZZAH! It's fixed!"
I have never been so disgusted with ANYTHING that I have ever read about Y2K. Not ZDNET. Not belasco. Not even dechert.
de Jager is the quintessential Y2K Moron.
The rest of the article is equally as ludicrous.
Paul Milne If you live within five miles of a 7-11, you're toast.
-- FM (email@example.com), March 17, 1999.
Where's Diane J. Squire?? I thought she was attached to her computer. She's usually lightning fast at digging up new info for responses. Did she get a job or something?
-- @ (@@@.@), March 17, 1999.
Actually, I think she did. She's doing something y2k-related, anyway. That's what I last heard...
Where are Ashton and Leska? And Runway Cat? (Both from the Cascadian area..) Is it a government conspiracy to get all our best people? Are they now being held hostage somewhere under Area 51, while sneering NWO people demand to know where zey haf hidden ze MREz?
-- Leo (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 17, 1999.
Diane has the flu.
-- none (email@example.com), March 17, 1999.
Thanks for the bits and pieces of Paul's posts, I'm a sheltered Yourdonite, and have barely enough time for posts here. Could you please tell Paul that we miss him and would like his input here. He keeps the adrenaline flowing, my spirits high and everyone on the edge of their seats...Thanks!
-- RoseyO (RoseyO@Rose.com), March 17, 1999.
Not to mention his hilarious--if most of the time vehement--writing style. . .
-- FM (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 19, 1999.