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This is not encouraging:
Doomed, I tell ye, doomed
-- Norm, (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1999
Get used to it...
-- Roland (email@example.com), April 06, 1999.
I think Norm has gone Flint on us.
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1999.
China Farts on Y2K
-- Norm (email@example.com), April 06, 1999.
From the China Daily, 4/3/99
Institutions to work on Y2K bug
MANY commercial and governmental organizations lag behind the State Council's deadline to settle the Y2K issue.
Only about 15 per cent of the companies and State institutions interviewed by telephone for a survey said that they had fixed the flaws and finished testing the repaired programmes. The surveyor, Century Perspective Market Research, called 104 companies and institutions in 15 provinces and municipalities in March.
Another 48.5 per cent of the respondents were adapting their computer systems and 18 per cent were testing their systems.
The State Council had requested the complete implementation of measures on all computer systems by the end of March, with testing finished by June. Time is running out for 19 per cent of the respondents, which are still evaluating the impact of the Y2K problem or at the stage of making plans.
What matters is that the interviewees belong to important sectors like finance, telecommunications and posts, transportation, government tax bureaux, industrial and commerce bureaux, major water and electricity suppliers.
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1999.
Norm? This can't be you. Tell me it's not. If you start "getting it", why you'll be elbowing me out of the way to get those rice and beans....
-- anita (email@example.com), April 06, 1999.
Come on Norm,
what gives? IMHO I think you were a GI the entire time. Probaly have a better stash of supplies than most of us. Maybe you just wanted us to have more than one kind of information on the subject and make up our own minds. I for one do appreciate that. I was able to look at your pollyana posts and the posts of doomers and come to a place that I am comfortable with. Welcome.
-- shellie (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1999.
"And you, Asia, who share in the glamour of Babylon and the glory of her...you have imitated that hateful harlot in all har deeds and DEVICES; (computers?) I will send evils upon you, widowhood, povery, famine, sword, and pestilence, to lay waste your houses and bring you destruction and death." - II Esdras, the Apocrypha ch. 15 vs.46-49, selected.
-- churchorganist (email@example.com), April 06, 1999.
make the above address this one. I play organ better than type!
-- churchorganist (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1999.
"Few Chinese use computers. Two-thirds of them still live on farms. And many small businesses file their accounts the old-fashioned way -- with an abacus."
This tells me China will be ok, just the high rollers go down, No?
-- R. Wright (email@example.com), April 07, 1999.
When the high rollers go down international trade and communication will be affected as in all countries. The farmers may survive, but the political China will be forced to go on some real estate expeditions in the rest of Asia. They might go furter than Asia. Classrooms in Hawaii and California when reconstituted after the chaos may have to offer a mandatory course in Mandarin 101...
-- churchorganist (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 07, 1999.