Clive Thompson on Computer Crashesgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
In an excellent article at Globe Technology's Web site, Clive Thompson takes a humorous look at what I've been saying all along: computers crash NOW, all the time, on a daily basis, and we work around it.
Other interesting regions:
The Debunking Y2K Webboard
The Biffy Forum
My web site
-- Stephen M. Poole, CET (email@example.com), May 01, 1999
sure,just not all at once.the question seems to be how many failures can take place on all systems and still have everything(critical) work.of course there are errors all the time we don't notice,is that supposed to be a y2k rebuttal?
-- zoobie (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 01, 1999.
Sorry, no go. Thompson's argument is basically that if a 5 mph crash is no big deal, a 50 mph crash isn't either. Thompson is stupid.
-- Flint (email@example.com), May 01, 1999.
Thompson's article has already been posted and is being commented on at this thread:
"Y2K - Business as usual"
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 01, 1999.