Examples of Failures!

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If one looks at small town reports rather than WSJ or NYT, they are there. I don't go looking for these things. These are papers [web] from places that I've lived. For an example go to http://www.newswest.com/svherald/. Access the archives for May 15, 1999, Weekend Edition. Look at article titled Billing snafu: Computer problems snarl payments. There are other articles in other places detailing lack of ability to sell bonds because of non-compliance in the tax collection systems. I think these stories demonstrate the complexity of analyzing these issues and making decisions about the resu

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), June 03, 1999


Excellent point there, Z

I'm not at all sure why people would run to the press and say "We've got a Y2K-related problem" anyways. Just because you don't hear about them doesn't mean they don't exist. Why take the risk of frightening off vendors or customers? Government agencies seem to be reported the most when things fail, but most likely because they're in the public domain and under the most scrutiny.

But what incentive would my corporation have to tell anybody anything? Yeah, we'll fill out your pointless forms and tell you the same "nothing" as everyone else, but we're not going to volunteer a damned thing. The optimists can assume silence is good news. I believe it is corporate America doing business as usual and protecting their own interests.

-- ariZONEa (dont_ask_dont_tell@work.com), June 03, 1999.

To redo the point. This is not one big problem, it is a very large collection of very tiny problems. The results will not directly revolve around control of missles, etc. Not the loss of the tanker fleet. But a ship by ship diagnosis. To me, this makes any conclusion suspect at this time. I tend to be cryptic, but I hope you know what I am trying to say.


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), June 03, 1999.

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