Fifty per cent of firms plan Y2K lockdown [Cutter Consortium]greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
"The remediated code should be running in production
during these last three months, and should be subjected
to the same 'freeze' conditions as everything else in the
environment. While it will be tempting to fix any last-
minute Y2000 bugs that are discovered - especially if
it's a serious bug - there is always the chance that the
repair effort will introduce a new bug."
-- spider (email@example.com), October 11, 1999
The "monkey wrench" in these "freeze" plans is the tendency by software vendors (e.g., Microsoft) to continue sending Y2K patches and updates. It's one thing to freeze the hardware/network environment and the inhoiuse applications -- but if Oracle, or IBM, or Microsoft, or Novell sends an "urgent" patch to fix a Y2K bug, it's pretty hard to resist the urge to implement it.
-- Ed Yourdon (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 11, 1999.