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This is from the 'press release' section:
Date: April 6, 1999
International Volunteer Corps And Website Will Promote Y2K Readiness
WASHINGTON, DC, USA The international center created to promote Y2K readiness around the world today launched a volunteer program to provide localities with technical help to ensure a smooth transition to the year 2000. The Center also established an electronic network of over 160 national Y2K coordinators and launched an international Y2K website.
Y2K highlights how all nations depend on each other for economic life. The Centers YES volunteer corps and free electronic resource center will help our network of national Y2K coordinators address local, regional, and global aspects of Y2K, said Bruce W. McConnell, director of the International Y2K Cooperation Center (IY2KCC). With the cooperation of nations around the world, were saying yes to Y2K success.
McConnell announced the creation of the Y2K Expert Service, the YES Corps, an international network of Y2K experts who have volunteered their expertise to help countries in need of technical assistance.
The Centers new international Y2K website offers best practices for attacking the Y2K problem, YES Corps information, a calendar of events, and links to other countries Y2K sites.
The Center is also developing a comprehensive, non-commercial survey of Y2K readiness.
The Centers actions are a strong start toward realizing the vision of global interdependence essential to addressing Y2K, said Ambassador Ahmad Kamal of Pakistan, the Chairman of the United Nations Working Group on Informatics and of the Centers multilateral Steering Committee.
The IY2KCC was established in February 1999, under United Nations auspices with World Bank funding, in response to the need to update computer and automated control systems around the world to smoothly transition to the year 2000.
-- Deborah (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 12, 1999
Y2K "Peace Corps"? Teach the wogs about computers and Y2K? For free -- for "humanity"? Yeah, right.
-- A (A@AisA.com), April 12, 1999.
Precisely who are you calling a "Wog"?
-- Y2K Pro (email@example.com), April 12, 1999.
There's a difference between sight and site.
Sight implies an action involving vision. Site implies reference to place or location.
A "web site" is a place on the worldwide web, identified by its URL. This is the conventional usage.
A "web sight" would be something seen on the worldwide web. It could only be identified by a description. It would not be an address.
Check any dictionary.
-- Grettir (grettir@saga~.org), April 12, 1999.
Whoops! Silly me! Hope I didn't ruin your day.
-- Deborah (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 1999.