Ed's new essay: "Y2K And The Year of Living Dangerously: Refuting the Y2K '3-day snowstorm' metaphor"

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Here it is. Great job, Ed, as usual. Link

-- zzz (z@z.z), March 24, 1999



Thanks -- but I've already posted a note (with a link) on an earlier thread. I don't mind the redundancy of your notice here, but there's an interesting discussion going on the other thread, and it's probably better to keep them all in one place.


-- Ed Yourdon (ed@yourdon.com), March 24, 1999.

In dealing with decisions on y2k, the issue is more "who do you trust" than "what do you know." For in this arena, reliable information and objectivity are rare birds indeed. There is a great deal more heat than light generated in the push and pull of this and other fora dealing with the issue. I wish that were not so- I would prefer an easy-to-access source of reliable and current information. But as far as I can tell there isn't one, and there isn't likely to be one. There are too many agendas and too many vested interests for that to be the case. There is too much spin, be it doomer or polly. We will find out what is coming eventually, as we always do. And it will no doubt be different from what any of us expected- life is like that.

But the journey is the thing right now. Thanks, Ed, for the occasional signpost along the way. There are far too few and they are too far between to make for comfortable traveling in the direction of such an uncertain destination as y2k.

-- (li'ldog@ontheporch.com), March 24, 1999.

Well, that's what I get for reading from the top down... .

-- (li'ldog@ontheporch.com), March 24, 1999.

Thanks, Ed. Beautiful essay! I'm not a computer programmer, but I must say I have learned an enormous amount about them! Keep the articles coming. Non-geeks like me appreciate the chance to learn.

-- luannf (flataufm@hutchtel.net), March 24, 1999.

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