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And no, the news does NOT concern NSW State politics. That has nothing to do with y2k..although it might interest anyone in this neck of the woods to know that the Federal Libs almost unanimously blamed Remo Nogarotto for the the disaster on Saturday. (But he'll stay, because to kick him out will be recognition that the wrong move was made in removing Chikarovski. The Feds don't care who loses face here, of course..but Howard doesn't run the NSW party.)
Spent three days in Canberra, at Federal Parliament. Attached to a Minister (Tony Abbott, Min. for Employment Services), and had an ID card that basically gave me clearance to go anywhere I wanted.
The y2k situation is NOT good, people. They see it entirely as an IT problem. I've read their literature, which I'll scan and put online as soon as I can (there's a copy of the Federal brochure on my lap as I write it.) Not one of the two or three important people I spoke to GI.
On the other hand, I don't think there'll be any danger regarding military threats.
By the way, I want to plug the Howard Government's decision to stay out of Kosovo. The war is none of our damn business!
-- Leo (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 01, 1999
It's none of ours, either, but we've managed to blunder in again.
-- not our (email@example.com), April 01, 1999.
Leo, we too have been roaming the halls of gov, and found the same thing: they for the most part Don't Get It at all. And they don't want to think about it but have to because they are getting calls from concerned cityzzzzns. Therefore, they approach it with fear and throw all their usual weapons at it: meetings, more meetings, committees, subcommittees, councils, reports, drafts, corrections, procrastination, meetings, arguing, cost debating, putting it on the back burner, etc. Meanwhile, the clock tick tock, tick tock ...
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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 01, 1999.