Whitehouse: "Y2k Almost Fixed"

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Drivetime NPR tonight. I'm in a sunbaked car, absent-mindedly wondering whether my cisterns are running out of water in this drought when teaser headlines come on for the upcoming show: "The Whitehouse said today that the Y2K problem is almost solved."

I was hallucinating again, right? It was just the heat, the sun.

-- Faith Weaver (suzsolutions@yahoo.com), July 23, 1999


Heard that tag line, and heard the report.

First of all, the Whitehouse wasn't in the report at all. Just Koskinen and company.

Basically, they said everything is going to be just fine, because they had a meeting with a bunch of city & local bureaucrats that discussed their contingency plans (they didn't call it that, though) in case of "minor" Y2K problems.

They also did the standard straw-man stuff. In this case, they had a prison guy say that the doors wouldn't spontaneously spring open next January. I guess it's contextually more appropro than talking about planes falling from the sky.

Bet they consumed lots of chicken, and drank lots of tea. Other than keeping the caterers in business, it looks like a total bs session to me.


-- Jollyprez (jolly@prez.com), July 23, 1999.

Ho-hum. I see. Thanks, Jolly.

-- Faith Weaver (suzsolutions@yahoo.com), July 23, 1999.

Heard it too, including the prison part. Agree re the "BS" assessment.


-- MinnesotaSmith (y2ksafeminnesota@hotmail.com), July 24, 1999.

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