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My home state of Pennsytucky has been 99% compliant for a year now. This is april 1999. The Fed is 92% compliant. Does that mean the Fed will take more than a year to get to 93%? Got a calculator?
-- SCOTTY (BLehman202@aol.com), April 01, 1999
My very favorite DGI remark (so far!) is from a friend in PA: She's not worried about y2k because "I'm not superstitious."
Given the kind of reporting one finds in the mainstream press, not to mention the tabloids, such remarks, appalling as they are, aren't really surprising.
How can people "get it" if they've never really heard the facts...?
-- oh well (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 01, 1999.
I work as a computer programmer for the state of pa. I can tell you as a fact that they have not completed Y2k testing on a host of systems. Furthermore, I know of one system that will be "decommissioned" before the start of the new fiscal year because it is not compliant.
I think they said it best in Wired - "When you ask agencies to rate themselves, it is like asking second graders to grade their own papers. Of course they are going to give themselves an A".
-- state of pa (email@example.com), April 01, 1999.
How does the FAA story go... 99, 98, 97, ..... <:)=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 01, 1999.
As a PA resident, I've been watching things too. IMHO, most of the PA web site is a crock. York County FEMA site points to a PA link that hasn't been updated since Oct of last year. It appears that our wonderful Gov Ridge is blowing smoke up our @#$%^. About 6 months ago, I called the York Township official in charge of Y2K. He said that he has attended state-run seminars and came away with the distinct impression that Y2K is no big deal and there really was nothing for him to deal with. So he has done nothing. Same impression from a public meeting given by the county......everything is fine, it's foolish to prepare, blah, blah, blah. No evidence here. Just opinion based on observations.
-- (email@example.com), April 01, 1999.
Pa is quite amazing. If you look at money spent (not budgeted but actually spent), Pa has spent 39 million. Roughly 50% less than Ohio adn Maryland, 3 times less than New York, 2 times less than Florida... well, you get the idea. Ever hear of you get what you pay for?
-- RD. ->H (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 01, 1999.