new york mayor seems to off handedly agree with Gary North : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

(snip from G.N.,our leader in doom) New York City: 69% of Mission-Critical Systems Are Compliant, Mayor Says Link: Comment: New York City is the center of American banking and commerce. With this in mind, read the city's preliminary report (June 9).

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. . . The Mayor's Office of Operations has stated that work has been completed, and all or part of the necessary testing has been performed, on approximately 69% of the mission-critical and high priority systems of Mayoral agencies. Problems may be identified during the remediation process that could result in delays the City's computer systems may not all be Year 2000 compliant in a timely manner and there could be an adverse impact on mission-critical and high priority systems of Mayoral agencies, if such systems are not Year 2000 compliant by pre-determined dates. The City is in the process of developing contingency plans for all mission-critical and high priority systems of Mayoral agencies, if such systems are not year 2000 compliant by pre-determined dates. The City is also in the process of contacting its significant third party vendors, including State and Federal Governments, regarding the Year 2000 issue and the status of their compliance. Year 2000 compliance by third parties is not within the City's control, and therefore the City cannot assure the timing of such efforts or that there will not be any adverse effects on the City resulting from any failure of these third parties to achieve Year 2000 compliance. . . .


-- zoobie (, July 05, 1999


69% done with 6 months till the big day seems as good a way of saying "we're doomed" as any.

-- zoobie (, July 05, 1999.

Gotham gonna go gothic.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, July 05, 1999.

The Mayor needs to declare the 69% to be the mission-mission-critical and high-high-priority systems. Then they can declare 100% readiness. :)

The category "mission-critical" was never used prior to Y2K - it is an artificial category. What about all the other systems? They were installed to increase productivity. If they fail, this alone will cause major problems - the people aren't there anymore to do the work manually.

At the very least we're in for a recession - a depression is more likely.

-- Bruce (, July 05, 1999.

Hey Ashton and Leska

Not to fear; When the chips are down, the Fab Four will be quickened to the que. `{^'#

Glad to see ya safe and sane on 070599.. 0526 togo gothic hehehheh

-- Michael (, July 05, 1999.

When Y2K cuts off Manhattan island from the rest of the world how is the New York Stock Exchange going to continue to operate?

-- Mr. Adequate (, July 05, 1999.

What are "mayoral agencies"? Could it later be said that water, sewer or power had their own "agencies" and were not part of the mayoral agencies?

I predict (hey,everybody else is making predictions!) the most often heard statement of the year 2000 will be "We didn't think that was mission-critical".

-- sue (, July 05, 1999.

Stock exchange? We don't need no stinkin' stock exchange.

Anyway, that's the bad news. The GOOD news is that Guilliani won't win the Senate race after this. (If they hold the Senate race.)

-- Mara Wayne (, July 05, 1999.

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