Where is John Galt?

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I wonder if there is a person(s) running around convincing programmers to pack up and go and let Y2K have its way with the world. It would be poetic justice at least and would definitely make for an interesting story.

-- kinda (curious@pres.ent), April 06, 1999


If there is such a John Galt, one has to assume that he's doing his work quietly at the moment -- one person at a time, just like Ayn Rand's novel. Remember: Galt didn't make his famous (interminable) nationwide speech until the crisis had moved well into the "end game" in Atlas Shrugged

One can almost imagine John Koskinen kidnapping someone like, say, Cory Hamasaki, and then holding his feet to the fire and yelling, "No more donuts for you, Mr. Hamasaki, until you tell us the silver-bullet solution to Y2K!"

On the other hand, maybe Cory won't even come back from Hawaii once he sees how lovely it is out there next week...

-- Ed Yourdon (ed@yourdon.com), April 06, 1999.

John Galt is hiding out at Bill Gates' immense new compound. Atlas Shrugged, the sequel. Go read the original edition!

-- churchorganist (musicswede@webtv.net), April 06, 1999.

Both John Galt and I have been posting on the Yourdonites Forum. Why, where else do you think we would be?

-- Dagny Taggart (dagny@taggart.com), April 06, 1999.

Hey, Ed (ROFL), you know you better hide as well. They may think you've got some bullets too. And, ahem, didn't Cory say you were looking rather ample these days?

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), April 06, 1999.

John Galt knows that AisA (A is A). He's not concerned with saving a "string of zeros".

-- A (A@AisA.com), April 07, 1999.

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