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Prompted by some incredible duh-ness in the press recently. Anyone care to add their favorites?
From the catagory: No.. duh!
"Businesses and government agencies that are projecting system completion dates late this year have limited flexibility for unexpected delays," Koskinen said in a prepared statement. June 28, 1999
"Numerous problems rocking a single organisation simultaneously will be the main cause of millennium bug crises, a Year 2000 expert has predicted. ...
"The difference from a 'normal' crisis and a millennium crisis is the number of normally unrelated problems which will appear at the same time.
"This was the view of Tom Norris, testing strategist at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, who spoke at a Financial Services Authority conference on the millennium bug in London on Friday. (June 25, 1999)
-- Linda (email@example.com), June 29, 1999
Gilding the lily... but I forgot to add my comments. [no,duh comments for a no,duh category].
You notice that Koskinen's remarks were from a "prepared statement". He WORKED on that statement. Your tax dollars at work.
And the words of wisdom from Tom Norris were from an FSA conference - people probably paid big bucks - in late June of 1999 - to hear: "The difference from a 'normal' crisis and a millennium crisis is the number of normally unrelated problems which will appear at the same time.
Its inspiring to watch the lightbulb flash on in these public figures. Too bad its only a 7 watt nightlight bulb.
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 29, 1999.
There's a website devoted to the least intelligent things said about the Year 2000. Oddly enough, it's called duh-2000.
They hold a contest for the winner each month. Don't stop at this month's nominees. Previous months are just as good.
-- Anita (email@example.com), June 29, 1999.