Koskinen opines, '...ignorance can't be an excuse any more.'greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
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 (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1999.
I myself wonder what Koskinen has to say to excuse his own ignorance.
It's all relative.
-- (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1999.
Kinda difficult, in my opinion, to NOT be ignorant regarding something that is UNPREDICTABLE.
-- Greg (email@example.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.
-- bong (careful@don't.inhale), October 14, 1999.