81% of Vendor software not ready for Y2K

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Windows 95 large part of problem:

81% seems like a lot

-- Norm (nwo@hotmail.com), April 14, 1999



Can we reassign your status to GI?

How in the world can we get about just this problem let alone the myriad of other complexities?


-- PJC (paulchri@msn.com), April 14, 1999.

81% isn't a lot, considering Microslop has about 75%+ market penetration and their stuff isn't 100% Gary-North certified compliant.

-- aardvark. (a@aa.com), April 14, 1999.

From the Computerworld article:

...That led Dollar Bank to repeatedly go back to vendors whose software continued to contain millennium bugs and demand that the problems be resolved.

"It's not an issue anymore," Nader said. "We applied hammer-type pressure on the vendors to fix this, and it's taken care of now."

To paraphrase Abraham Maslow: "When the only tool you own is a hammer, every vendor begins to resemble a nail."

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), April 14, 1999.

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