Ed Yourdon's answers about our focus here.

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Yesterday,I posted: "What respectful questions might we ask Ed Yourdon?"

Ed's answers on that post were superb.

You may wish to give them a read.

Could someone hotlink?

-- Watchful (seethesea@msn.com), March 19, 1999



Thanks for the compliment... here's the link


-- Ed Yourdon (ed@yourdon.com), March 19, 1999.

Watchful, thank you for starting this thread. Ed, thank you for your insightful response. Very helpful. I have a question. I live in Massachusetts and I have a daughter, son-in-law and four small grandbabies (4 mo. - 6 yo) who live in PA. My plan is to drive down there to be with them before Dec 31st, but the more I read about this problem the more worried I am that I may wait too long and won't be able to get there. Have to go through New York for one thing. Although I am working on alternate routes in order to bypass NY City.

My question is do you think everything will hold together right up until the end of December making travel possible? And what do you think would be warning signs that travel could be halted, or what in your opinion would be the latest you would wait to travel? This is of great concern to me. Any thoughts on this is much appreciated.

-- flb (fben4077@aol.com), March 19, 1999.

No one could possibly answer that question, that's why we are all posting here, gleaning every little bit of information we can make rational decisions. Good luck, everything is a gamble.

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), March 19, 1999.

flb -

I personally think things will fall apart between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just a hunch.

-- turkey (gobble@gobble.stuffed), March 19, 1999.


Thanks for that link.

-- Watchful (seethesea@msn.com), March 20, 1999.


I think that the only warning any of us will get is going to be the rise of the hairs on the back of our neck or the flutter in our gut.

If this DOES happen, remember Lot's wife and don't turn around!!!!

On a practical note, look closely at the maps. You CAN get to PA without NYC. (Berkshire Ext of Thruway, from Mass Pike, over to Syracuse to 81 and down to Scranton etc. If you don't want to use the highways, Rt 20 to Rt 12 whistle stop your way across NY, and down 12 through Horseheads, Painted Post (I think) and on down). Have at least 3 days of everything for all of you in the car at ALL TIMES (this may be the perfect application of USCG rations and retort or bottled water). And the rest of a good 3 day kit, there are LOTS of them available, and even more lists.

Above all, LOOK at the maps, PLAN ALTERNATIVES, and BE FLEXIBLE. You may also need to be polite, or circumspect.


-- Chuck, a night driver (reinzoo@en.com), March 20, 1999.


I do appreciate your get maps and know alternative routes guidance.


-- Watchful (seethesea@msn.com), March 20, 1999.

Thank you all for your comments, and to Chuck thank you so much for the alternate routes. Much appreciated.

-- flb (fben4077@yahoo.com), March 20, 1999.

I do hope that all participants will give serious consideration to Ed's thoughts here.

-- Watchful (seethesea@msn.com), March 23, 1999.

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