Y2K command centers (George already knows all this)

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If you've seen this, my apologies.


-- Maria (maria947@hotmail.com), July 27, 1999


"In Command of Y2K":


-- Linkmeister (link@kibrarian.edu), July 27, 1999.

Think about this. 85% of the Fortune 500 companies are forming command centers or crisis-management centers.

From Computer World:


The risks are many. Aside from problems related to unremediated software and hardware, organizations must be prepared for losses of power, telecommunications and water, as well as the possibility that their suppliers' or customers' unfixed code could infect their systems during data transmissions.

Companies are not in denial, people are in denial.

-- Mike Lang (webflier@erols.com), July 27, 1999.

Understand Marma? Do you honey ?

Companies have contingency plans. Most people don't. Understand? Do you? Really? Atta girl .

-- George (jvilches@sminter.com.ar), July 28, 1999.

George, yes sweetheart, companies have contingency plans, they always have. They may not be formally documented but they have plans. Do you believe that a CEO would not have a plan b, c, and d to any endeavor the business pursues? Get a grip, George. And yes I have personal contingency plans, always did. We have a plan in case of fire, we have a plan in case of accidents and storms, nothing new here, George.

-- Maria (anon@ymous.com), July 28, 1999.

Maria and Flint, DOUBLESPEAK specialists. Is there a government classification for this job?

Maria, you do have a ways to go to match the expertise demonstrated by Flint !!

Your Pal, Ray

-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), July 28, 1999.

So, bottom line Marma, companies and government institutions and agencies are either Fixing On Failure (which means 'failing to fix') or (a)over-running budgets, (b)pushing deadlines further and further (what comes after 4Q/99 for Crissake?), (c)postponing real testing indefinetly, (d)focusing on contingency planning more and more (they aren't making it so they better), (e)approving y2k legislation favorable to big business (covering their butts) and (f)fiddling around closer and closer to Martial Law. It's clear enough, ain't it?

Oh Marma, thank you for your sweetness !! I'm glad to see how tender you can be. And by the way, do check your infamous thread

"PHONES will work??... MARIA knows 'first hand'..."

There you say that although I'm not smart enough for you, I still must be good at something. You are right again Marma, your dumb arguments are difficult for anyone to follow and I'm good at something you are obviously needing and would enjoy very much honey.

-- George (jvilches@sminter.com.ar), July 28, 1999.

Oh my you told me didn't you! George how do you know points a, b, ... are facts? What's your background? Have you surveyed these companies? Or do you only get your news from the web of disinformation? Oh yes George you're so very good at "showing" me. Yes you've disproved my statement about LECs didn't you! I'm still waiting.

-- Maria (anon@ymous.com), July 28, 1999.

I posted this as good news, George. You doomers have been screaming that companies should do all that they could to reduce the risk from Y2K. They remediate, they test up the wazoo (I know you know all about testing, george), and now they further reduce the risks by documenting contingencies. This is what the doomers wanted and now George has just so much "fact" to counter it. Why can't you just take it in as another data point? Is that really that hard or is this just another example of the "denial" doomers have?

-- Maria (anon@ymous.com), July 28, 1999.

Hey Maria, GET A LIFE !!

Stop wasting the precious little time we have left here to get the FACTS out.

Your DRIVEL is wasting many folks time.

Your Pal, Ray

-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), July 28, 1999.

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