Why Y2K is Good For You

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Since some people have refused to take care of their y2k problems before it causes major damage, I suggest that the government takes care of it and send them a bill. I applaused all of you that have embarked in disseminating information about y2k pending problems and I also will like to know if anyone thinks that MICROSOFT will unvail a magic remedy to this problem. Lets spectulate about it.

Yours truly, Mr. Worried

-- Johnny Griffin (global@dclink.com), April 08, 1999


Hi Johnny. You're not serious are you? The .gov can't even get their own act together, let alone try and help out.

Even if MS did a magic trick and fixed all the PCs, we've still got the mainframe side, and those billions of embeded systems. Besides, MS is having it's own problems just trying to fix it's OS, let alone the applications. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), April 08, 1999.

Dear Mr. Worried:

I'd like to speculate on your lack of education. Since simple grammar and syntax seem to be beyond you, why should we consider your Y2K rants as relevant?

-- So Very (tired@ofdoomer.simpletons), April 08, 1999.

So Very,

If you are so very tired of doomers, what the hell are you doing on this forum?


Sysman is correct. Don't look for the government to come to the rescue. As far as Microsoft goes, even all the money in the world couldn't help Bill Gates get out of the mess they are in. They have many unresolved problems with their software, and rather than fixing them, they prefer to sell you a new version. I predict that we are going to see many people in the year 2000 getting fed up with Microsoft and switching to Linux and Apple operating systems. To make things even more complicated at Msoft, the company is going to be split into 5 divisions. Here is an excellent article explaining the situation that Microsoft is in as we approach 2000:

http://w ww.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit19990311.html

Please don't be offended by our trolling imbecile Mr. "So Very".

-- @ (@@@.@), April 08, 1999.

Mr. Griffen,

May I suggest you read a book about Y2K? May I suggest the second edition of Timebomb 2000 by Jennifer and Ed uh... oh what was that name... started with a J?... uh.. yeah Jordon, er no, he plays basketball, um well that's the title (I think..).

-- Ken Seger (kenseger@earthlink.net), April 08, 1999.

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