Have we found Mr CEO?

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Gary North announced "Mr CEO" on November 9. THE SAME DAY, Michael Cherry of Century Corp and a NIST representative met with John Koskinen and warned of the threat to embedded systems. (See http:www.egroups.com/group/roleigh_for_web/1653.html)

On December 1, "Mr CEO" was lined up to appear live on Web Audio. THE SAME DAY, Century Corp released a business wire reiterating the risk to inadequately tested embedded systems. Part of the wire states: "Michael Cherry, President of Century Corp, has stated, 'In my opinion, the most vulnerable industries include utilities, chemical, energy, manufacturing and defense.'

Mere coincidence? Who knows?

-- Hello Hello (watcha@think.com), December 01, 1999


OK -- I got it. Here's a link that works: Meeting with John Koskinen. Thanks a heap Hello.

-- RPGman (tripix@olypen.com), December 01, 1999.

No way.

Mr. Cherry fits none of the description that has been on the Forum concerning Mr. CEO.

-- abc (abc@cba.com), December 01, 1999.

So what's so different about Michael Cherry and Mr CEO?

-- Hello Hello (watcha@think.com), December 02, 1999.

His company is very small compared with Mr. CEO's. His expertise is in embedded systems.

-- abc (abc@cba.com), December 02, 1999.

OK, I'm gonna "out" myself. It's me. I'm here. Whaddaya want to know?

-- Mr. CEO (feedme@sey.mour), December 02, 1999.

Didja ever wonder if Homer Beanfang is Mr CEO?

-- (couldbe@whynot.him), December 02, 1999.

Wrong! I'm not Homer. Next question?

-- Mr. CEO (here@to.answer), December 02, 1999.

Well, I waited. And waited. All this fuss, and I get one question in three hours? I'm a busy man, and it's time for my beauty sleep. You had your chance.

-- Mr. CEO (timewaits@for.noman), December 02, 1999.

Nope, Thats not JJ

-- ng (cantprovideemail@none.com), December 02, 1999.

No Y2KPRO, He is not a hoax. He and his company and what they have done on Y2K over the last few years is accurately described and a very little bit of research would identify him and his company. Think about it. What is the upside to his going public? Customers are readily identifiable. Would they be happy? Would he get follow-on work? I'd sure be unhappy if he spilled the beans about some of my customers. In some of these customer companies, the LAWYERS are the customers. He's a CEO. He has lawyers. What must they be advising him? This has no upside to him.

-- ng (cantprovideemail@none.com), December 02, 1999.

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