Would you like to see the Y2K Information that the State Department compiled all on one page?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Then go here:
It's 163k, so it may take a little time to load, depending on the speed of your connection...
-- pshannon (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 1999
Wow! Great job. Thanks!
-- Don (email@example.com), September 15, 1999.
Thanks so much for posting this.
-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 1999.
Thanks. However, the writeups still give me that "yada yada yada" as in "prepared to handle the y2k problem".
-- Dave (email@example.com), September 15, 1999.
Hmmmmm.....wonder what "low risk" means? The US Navy pegs it at 0- 40%...
Just thinkin out loud...
-- Hillbilly (Hiillbilly@possum.creek), September 15, 1999.
Wow, totally impressed!
-- Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 1999.
As my mother, who works for a big travel agency pointed out:
"The language is such that it is pretty hard to tell much. I wish we knew how they defined terms like "somewhat" and "moderate." They seem to be trying so hard not to scare anyone that they aren't really being helpful..."
-- pshannon (email@example.com), September 15, 1999.
Theyre trying to be... diplomatic... as usual, hence very little substance.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 1999.
Italy is a modern industrial state dependent on computer systems for a large part of its production of goods and services. It is generally prepared to deal with Y2K-generated disruptions having made progress on remediating Y2K problems and developing contingency plans. It is also working with the international community and its fellow European Union member states to minimize the economic impact of Y2K problems. Italy will lower the risks of potential Y2K disruptions with greater progress in remediation and contingency planning, particularly in the fields of health care, telecommunications and, to a lesser extent, transportation.
Darn, this does not jive with the other information we have out of Italy.......
Too much fanfare, too much fluff.
Patrick, thanks for the hard work.
-- Jon Williamson (email@example.com), September 15, 1999.
I was in Italy 3 months ago to teach a Y2K Contingency Planning seminar, and I can confirm that the situation is VERY different than what the State Department seems to be implying. Note also that the State Department made no mention of the additional strain on the infrastructure (at least in Rome) caused by the Jubilee celebration, in which an estimate 20 million religious pilgrims will descend upon a city of approximately 3 million residents.
-- Ed Yourdon (HumptyDumptyY2K@yourdon.com), September 15, 1999.
"Italy will lower the risks of potential Y2K disruptions with greater progress in remediation and contingency planning, particularly in the fields of health care, telecommunications and, to a lesser extent, transportation."
I read something about this yesterday--it's carefully negotiated wording. Take out "with" and insert "if it makes" and you've got the gist. It's like a report card or job evaluation that takes a negative and tries to couch it in positive terms.
-- Thinman (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 1999.
Have any of your friends and family that are DGI's read these conservative estimates on Russia and Indonesia. Unless they are hopelessly myopic about the economy they should at least understand why preparing for a recession/depression is prudent.
-- Gus (email@example.com), September 15, 1999.
I would thank you, but since you have an open-ended thank you for all of the Y2K information that you bring us, you already know that.
OT - Did you say something about another get-together soon, in CT I think? Any news on that? <:)=
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 15, 1999.