Why Silicon Valley Doesn't Get Itgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
People keep asking why Silicon Valley doesn't get it. They are DGI because:
- y2k is boring
- y2k is associated with religious and cultural fundamentalism
- y2k reflects badly on computers and technology
- you can't impress your friends by coming up with an innovative slant on a problem that the above 3 characteristics
-- Blue Himalayan (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 1999
- Public recognition of Y2K problems would adversely affect stock prices
-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@anonymous.com), March 26, 1999.
Since predicitons of impending nuclear war never materialized, it follows -- logically! -- that no other dire predictions will either
If stuff DOES happen, we'll punt. We're clever. We'll improvise. You'll see.
-- can't (email@example.com), March 26, 1999.
Because y2k is a nit technically, and the only reason it's so pervasive is that the industry is so sloppy, and projects are so rushed.
-- Michael Goodfellow (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 1999.
Apparently some in Silicon Valley do get it, BH. Y2K Bug Is a Goldmine for Bullion Market
[snip] "I don't know the truth of it [increased gold coin sales], but Y2K problem seems to be contributing," Stanley says. "From coin dealers in the U.S. we learn that there is a lot of imbalance in their deliveries, a lot of coins are going to Silicon Valley, the heart of the computer industry in the U.S." [end snip]
-- Nabi Davidson (email@example.com), March 26, 1999.