Scary figures at the moment.Comments ??greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Harris/Excite Poll(see Excite Home Page)
Subject "Are you worried that big US cities will not be ready for the Millenium "
is currently recording the following:
49% not worried
6% don't know.
Anyone any idea of percentages analysed by nationality using the NET.Could these results change later today as more come on line in the USA?
-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 1999
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-- orP K2Y (email@example.com), July 16, 1999.
Interesting - particularly in view of the fact that the biggest (other than Chicago, assumed to be "covered" as part of Illinois state rep's "cautiously optimistic" report to Congress) are all missing.
Nothing from Atlanta, Philly, New York, Houston, LA, SFO, Denver, or many others. DC is claimed now to be having problems being able to even finish contingency plans, nothing from Miami, San Antonio, san Diego, Dallas (ahead of most others - nationally, was one the few in the top ten.)
I think people are beginning to notice there is little good news out there.
And give me fries and a cup of coofee with that.
-- Robert A Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 1999.
I'm amazed at the term "contingency plans". That could mean anything from "we have comprehensive instructions and personnel to run manually" to "we have an evacuation plan that will get everyone out of the place before it explodes".
A very vague term indeed.
My company's bank wasn't happy with our Y2k reporting. Then we formed a Y2k "committee" and had a meeting. This made them very happy.
-- Level 3 (email@example.com), July 16, 1999.
Anyone who cannot "read between the lines" here might as well hang it up. "Contingency" plans, "manual" procedures, etc., are the last gasps of desperation. Nobody knows how in the world to do that stuff manually -- even if it could be done -- it was given over to the great computer technology years and years ago. The situation, especially as we look at only 5.5 months left, is absolutely hopeless!
-- King of Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 1999.
I'll second that King.
I believe that Y2k will result in the deaths of >million. The only question I can't answer is if it will be >million in my state, region, country, continent or world.
-- Jim the Window Washer (Rational@man.com), July 17, 1999.