Microsoft Rallies Customers to Prepare Early for Y2K Issues : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Their words, not mine. Prepare early???? Now there's a rich one. This is good for a chuckle...

-- Arnie Rimmer (, August 12, 1999


Wow!! The quote from Klinton shows real leadership. He urged the business world to "redouble their efforts." Let's see. A company can use maximum effort, then they can double that effort and now they should "redouble" their already doubled efforts. See, the problem will be fixed if only everyone listed to Bill and simply uses 400% effort to fix the problem ....Come to think of it, I guess we should redouble our efforts at being prepared. Nope. Bill says once your ready for the BITR, your done.

-- smfdoc (, August 12, 1999.

Friend of mine went to Redmond to speak withe the microserfs. He noted that they had many big old generators on their campus. Also, that they have food and water stored..Mserfs response was that they wanted employees to feel work was a safe harbor if chaos should descend for a while. That way Bill will still be able to get some work done. Regardless of what they say publicly, they are at Defcon 6 privately.

-- Bam Bam (, August 12, 1999.

What a crock! Old Bill didn't GI till May of last year and now they are saying get it taken care of "early". If they were professional the problem would never have happened. If any of the optimists would like to comment on this please do.

Otherwise by a Mac. Microjunk sucks. Bye the way I am on my girlfriend computer which was custom built. There is no way she could understand the problem and if it needs to be fixed and the company is out of business. As she uses it for Email mostly It shouldn't be a problem. But it shouldn't be up to the consumer to fix it. Auto manufactures recall cars, the same thing should be expected of the computer industry.

I don't like windoze myself so I have a bias.

-- Brian (, August 12, 1999.

That's Bill Gates not Bill Clinton

-- Brian (, August 12, 1999.

"Otherwise by a Mac."

That's "Get a horse", translated for 1999.

"Bye the way I am on my girlfriend computer which was custom built."

Sounds like a personal problem.

"I don't like windoze myself so I have a bias."

Yes, you're dating a computer. If that doesn't qualify as a bias, I don't know what does.

-- Ron Schwarz (, August 13, 1999.

Bill Gates or Bill Klinton. Whatever. I don't put any credence in what either say.

Of all the companies, Microsucks SHOULD have been in the forefront of remediation, including getting their own products compliant. Much of their "new" stuff STILL has "issues." But their focus is NOT on quality.

If there is still an IT industry after 2000-01-01, and I'm still in it, I'm seriously thinking of going Linux.

Linux based stuff is rapidly gaining ground, and I hope it does sufficiently to crash Microsucks, if Y2K doesn't.

Just two things, among many, why this culture is going to take a dive:
1) Lack of pride in product and workmanship -- "just get it out the door." The epitome of Microsucks. 2) Sheeple mentality -- everyone jumped on the Microsucks bandwagon because of their marketing -- not because the products were any good.

Why, you may then ask, am I still a VB/Access programmer? Because that's what companies are asking for, that I can do. (I'm not a super guru.) I was probably one of the last holdout DOS Clipper programmers in the world. But I had to change. And not all change is good.

-- vbProg (, August 13, 1999.

Yes, you're dating a computer. If that doesn't qualify as a bias, I don't know what does.

-- Ron Schwarz (, August 13, 1999.

Oh a funny guy :o) Why don't you try explaining why microsoft is so far behind on the Y2K problem rather than trying to obfusticate the issue.

Or does you intelligence just goes as far as personal attacks.

-- Brian (, August 13, 1999.

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