Software and Y2K - "The Myth of Order"greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This is from a recent article in the black-cover issue of Wired. The whole article is informative and entertaining. I especially liked this quote:
It's almost a betrayal. After being told for years that technology is the path to a highly evolved future, it's come as something of a shock to discover that a computer system is not a shining city on a hill - perfect and ever new - but something more akin to an old farmhouse built bit by bit over decades by nonunion carpenters.
-- Kevin (email@example.com), April 14, 1999
Nothing wrong with nonunion carpenters.
-- Vic (Roadrunner@compliant.com), April 14, 1999.