A New Center for Getting Coordinated

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"The White House council plans to set up a coordinating center by summer that will collect information from the states and foreign nations on Y2K computer problems. Analysts have complained for months that not enough data exist to predict the severity of Y2K glitches in the event computer systems malfunction or shut down Jan. 1, 2000, because they cannot correctly interpret the calendar change."

A New Center for Getting Coordinated

Better late than never ............... I guess!!


-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), April 15, 1999


I'm confused. I don't see anything about making this information available to anyone outside the White House group, which should be the point of the project. (Afterall, isn't the White House Council already collecting all the information it can, and if not, what the heck has it been doing for the past year???)

And even if the center did distribute the info, there is no reason to believe it wouldn't be heavily triaged for our "protection". We are *not* going to hear anything along the lines of which emergency countries or airports are behind, because there are too many financial interests involved. I'm guessing that "analysts" is a reference to a very closed group, not the independents.

Maybe this project is why K-man doesn't want to release the extra emergency funds back to the Senate.

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), April 15, 1999.

If I go to this new center to get more coordinated, will it take a few strokes off my golf game?

-- rick blaine (y2kazoo@hotmail.com), April 15, 1999.

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