Koskinen opines, '...ignorance can't be an excuse any more.'

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I'd like to know what he means by 'fully aware.'

Whatever Y2K problems arise, Koskinen maintains theyll hardly be catastrophic. However, he expects a number of isolated glitches to crop up on the Big Day.

Come Jan. 1st, you may find a small retailer who put off handling the problem and can no longer use his electronic cash registers or cant find his inventory, Koskinen says with a shrug. That business may even fail. But with more than 90 percent of Americans fully aware of this problem, ignorance cant be an excuse any more.

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-- JHO (just@helping.out), October 14, 1999


Well, what excuse *are* they going to use?


Greed? (Not wanting to shell out money?)

-- Wilferd (WilferdW@aol.com), October 14, 1999.

"Most Y2k talk is just a bunch of hype, right? It only affects old computers."

-- The (number@one.excuse), October 14, 1999.

I myself wonder what Koskinen has to say to excuse his own ignorance.

It's all relative.

-- (not@now.com), October 14, 1999.

I am wondering what he means by "ignorance can't be an excuse anymore." If it's no big deal, what is there to be ignorant of?

-- the Virginian (1@1.com), October 14, 1999.

Kinda difficult, in my opinion, to NOT be ignorant regarding something that is UNPREDICTABLE.

-- Greg (balzer@lanset.com), October 14, 1999.

My wife made an interesting point the other night. Since I'm the Y2k pointperson in our family, she's borne the brunt of other aspects of maintaining a household -- the cleaning, mainly. She said to me, "I only know what I hear from you. I don't have time to read the paper. If I were a single mother, I'd have absolutely no time to spend on finding out about Y2k." And she's right. For Koskinen to say that 90% of the American public is fully aware about Y2k is an absolute lie. Children? The elderly? The poor? Single parents? I would say that 10%, at most, is "fully aware" about Y2k. What is Koskinen smoking?

-- Kurt Ayau (Ayau@iwinet.com), October 14, 1999.

crack pipe

-- bong (careful@don't.inhale), October 14, 1999.

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