NEW ($10.2 million) D.C. Computer System Starts off With Glitch (should've been up 2 yrs ago) - Article/LINKgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
The two biggest points is that the computer started 2 years late, and even then, didn't operate to full expectations.
Too, in the article it mentions
Andrews said he was on the phone to the credit union all day, as calls streamed into his office and other agencies, to help ensure that the bank didn't bounce any checks and that no charges or penalties would be brought against the affected D.C. employees.
With electricity and communications on the blink, do you think they would be able to rectify this "glitch" during a days time?
***apologises if this has appeared during this week. I've been gone, and haven't seen this in the rest of the posts, but may have missed it***
-- Mr. Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 10, 1999
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