C-SPAN and How to spin y2k this morning

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Will you be calling in with your questions today? I believe this is starts about 9am EST.

9AM (est.) LIVE Call-In Year 2000 Computer Problem: Utilities Readiness C-SPAN, Washington Journal Gerry Cauley , North American Electric Reliability

-- y2k dave (xsdaa111@hotmail.com), August 30, 1999


Did you listen/see that broadcast?

VERY interesting. Was it me, or did it seem like Mr. Cauley was a bit unsure of himself? I don't know the man, but I thought I heard an old soft shoe in progress.

What cha think?

The callers didn't seem too confident in what was being said, did they? (I couldn't call 'cause I was watching via Inet.)

Tune in tomorrow am for more....

-- Arewyn (isitthatlate@lready.com), August 30, 1999.

I thought I heard him say that there are ~3,000 utitities and NERC does whatever it does over all of them. But later he said 300 utilities were considered "Ready". [and we all know what NERC's "ready" means, right?].

And DOE is GOING TO do a few audits? Uh... there are 74 Federal days left.

More candles. More kerosene.

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), August 30, 1999.

I caught most of it, and kept waiting for someone to bring up the recent Pentagon Papers, since today's segment was about Utilities. If it was brought up I missed it. Odd, I thought, since the report caused quite a stir, was recent, and was germane to the subject being discussed.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), August 30, 1999.

I thought he was very evasive when the question of authoriy and enforcement at the NERC. Notice how he stated they were SEEKING legislative agenda's to give them the authority to enforce in POST Y2K. He also seemed very nervious about SELF REPORTING of data from utility compannies. I tried to get though but was diconnected after about 13 rings. I wonder what tomorrow holds?

-- y2k dave (xsdaa111@hotmail.com), August 30, 1999.

Tomorrow's C-SPAN Y2K segment is supposed to be on public safety, I think.

-- Judith H. Hoskins (jhoskins1@juno.com), August 30, 1999.

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