Pollies: Bruce McConnell claims that Y2K will be Chronic, but not Acute. Couple nice quotes here.

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I'm sure this has already been posted - apologies in advance. Pollies may advance no further argument against preparation for Y2K in itself - not just emergencies or storms - as this assessment does not indicate a BITR. Two quotes I liked:

What is likely, McConnell said, is ``a growing slowdown in commerce as capacity is reduced by a confluence of degraded infrastructure performance and shaky consumer confidence.''

``Performance degradation, potentially exacerbated by non-Y2K factors, may cascade from one infrastructure to another,'' he added.


The most significant Y2K risk is not localized technology failures, he said, but a decline in the meshing of ``electronic devices, procedures, people and organizations that together make modern life workable and efficient.''

McConnell said botched Y2K code fixes, computer viruses that mimic Y2K effects and untested contingency plans were likely to slow the process of ``getting life back to normal.''

...Bruce McConnell, director of the International Y2K Cooperation Center, a World Bank-funded, United Nations-backed clearinghouse....McConnell is on loan from the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he oversaw the U.S. government's computer security and information technology policies.


-- lisa (lisa@work.now), October 11, 1999


You must prepare for as long as you think it may take for "life to get back to normal"...... and it ain't gonna take, oh, 2 or three hours, or even three days.

-- lisa (lisa@work.now), October 11, 1999.

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