Links to the Y2K Failure List threads : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Several posters have asked where the first two threads are. They are easily located under the "Unanswered Questions" page.(and will be as long as nobody posts to them). All three are in the MISC category.

Here are links to them:

Y2K Failures List - Part I

Y2K Failures List - Part II

Y2K Failures List - Part III

Please do not post to the three threads above. Here is a post by Drew Parkhill/CBN News (from another thread) explaining why:

( these are "read only" threads because they are being posted to the cbn website, and rob & i are trying to keep them as such- ie, lists of examples for people who are new to y2k. hopefully by the end of this week, but no later than next week, i'll have the cbn y2k home page redesigned, & these lists, & future additions, will have a permanent place there, much as the rick cowles interview has had for the last few months. )

BTW Drew, "future additions"? - LOL, There are already two! :(

-- Rob Michaels (, March 25, 1999


The three lists print out at about 22 pages. My purpose in doing the lists was to print them and then give it to folks that ask for proof that Y2K is really a problem.

Perhaps we can all use this thread to post new failures to as we find them. I will be posting one here tomorrow, and Diane has already found one as well.

-- Rob Michaels (, March 25, 1999.


I'll be linking to the third list tomorrow, and then either tomorrow or next Friday, all three (and future additions) will have a permanent place on the CBN Y2K home page, in one link.

-- Drew Parkhill/CBN News (, March 26, 1999.

I'm obviously missing the boat here, but how do I access the failures area of CBN? I've looked for it in the Y2K section, but have had no success. Thanks!

-- FM (, March 26, 1999.


i'll be up by the end of the day on the front page, and either today or next friday have a permanent home on the front, along with the cowles interview, the senate y2k report, and a few other items.

-- Drew Parkhill/CBN News (, March 26, 1999.

Thanks Drew. I really enjoyed your essay a while back on journalists and y2k. On a separate note--and this probably a really STUPID question--do you get a lot of email? Is your email address public? If not, would you be willing to email it to me? I have some info I'd like to share with you that I'd rather not post publicly. Thanks!

-- FM (, March 26, 1999.

Drew: One link?

-- Rob Michaels (, March 26, 1999.

rob: yes, one link for all three lists.

vidprof: "" is one of my e-mail addresses. it's as good as any- go ahead &use it. thanks for the kind words on my thoughts on journalists & y2k.

-- Drew Parkhill/CBN News (, March 26, 1999.

here's where the updated list resides, at least for now:

Updated Lists Of Real-World Y2K Failures

-- Drew Parkhill/CBN News (, March 26, 1999.

40. Source: Windows Magazine Online

April 01, 1999, Issue: 1004 Section: Solutions

Real-World Y2K Woes

Speculation about how Y2K glitches will affect computing runs rampant these days, but a recent survey by the Information Technology Association of America in Arlington, Va., paints a realistic picture of the problems you can expect the Y2K bug to cause. More than one-third of the survey's 400 respondents reported problems ranging from computer crashes to chip failures. Data-exchange errors affected 34% of the respondents. The other most common problems were accounting errors (27%), corrupted database files (21%) and computer crashes (18%). Not even Y2K-ready commercial software packages are bug-free: 28% of the respondents reported errors with such programs.

Copyright (c) 1999 CMP Media Inc.

41. Source: New Media News - 03/24/1999

Stan.Comment - eBay Hell

( Although the author questions the goof's link to Y2K, he is absolutely correct regarding "little glitches". Thanks to Diane for the heads up on this. Here is an Excerpt.)

It apparently all started when eBay's computers goofed and sent out invoices for December 1999 rather than December 1998 (an early Y2K glitch?), indicating people owed big finance charges because they were a year behind on their payments. Some eBay customers are very cranky. Others can't figure out how or why they're getting the nasty messages (me included). If nothing else, the episode shows that little glitches can quickly turn into big PR problems.

Drew: Just checked it out. Nice job, again. :)

Regarding the one link, I was wondering about the " how"? Are you going to put the three together into one place and then post it on your site, rather than linking to the three separate threads here on the forum?

-- Rob Michaels (, March 26, 1999.


i was planning on just linking the separate threads. reason being that if you combine them all into one thread, it takes people forever to download them.

i could copy the threads over onto our site, although i haven't seen any great reason to take them out of this forum, which is essentially their natural "home," so to speak.

-- Drew Parkhill/CBN News (, March 27, 1999.

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