Will our communities be ready for Y2k?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
A couple of snips from an 11/15 Y2k news article on the MSNBC site:
"The bottom line is that most communities in America are not yet ready for Y2k with only six weeks left to go," said Norman Dean of the Center for Y2k and Society. "There is an enormous amount of work yet to be done."
Federal planners say many local governments are cutting it much too close, while others are simply waiting to see if something breaks on New Year's Eve--and then try to fix it.
May you live in interesting times.
-- rb (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 16, 1999
Yeah, it'll be interesting, but remember the elected officials were voted in by the majority of voters. Whatever and whoever they are appealed to that immediate community, meaning the majority of those communities may find how their elected officials have handled "the bug" just fine.
The "local" governments, hands down, that may be in hot water with the populace are of course the major cities. (I think) One reason being that cities tend to have transitory populations, and those who voted the elected officials in have moved on, and those who did not have moved into the territory.
-- Paula (email@example.com), November 16, 1999.