NPR: After months of saying "no problem", John Koskinen says "some problems inevitable."greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This lead to the story, and the tone of voice in which it was delivered, clearly suggested, "Uh, the situation may have been misrepresented." But the story itself was mumble and mush. Foreign countries. Hours or days to fix. Blah. Blah. Blah. Still, interesting shift in slant for NPR, and dead center evening drive time, too.
-- Faith Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1999
Wow, a little late to start being honest!! Not that he was, of course. Oh well.
-- (email@example.com), December 13, 1999.
Link or URL to source document please.
-- Interested Spectator (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1999.
Politicans hate to LOSE. They are playing both sides so that no matter what, they can say they were right on the money. By betting on both outcomes they can claim victory and maintain their "conspicuous consumption - status".
-- Bill P (email@example.com), December 13, 1999.
What has NPR said previously? Nothing?
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), December 13, 1999.
Actually Mara, NPR has dealt with Y2K quite often. My son listens to NPR faithfully and has become a GI as a result.
-- (Polly@troll.com), December 13, 1999.
The last 2 months this gentleman's face has begun to look just plain awful. The usual round calm reassured, open-faced man has developed a tight dull mask and eyes like burt coals. For me this is when I began to suspect that something inside this man is eating him. How to interpret what I think I see?
-- Here and there (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1999.
So , why feel sorry for him if he is one who does know an awful truth, but is not telling.?
That makes him a traitor to the country, and a liar to boot.
I wouldn't lose any sleep if this thing eats him alive.
-- profit of doom (email@example.com), December 13, 1999.
Kosky's deputy, Janet Abrams, told the WDCY2K group back in September that they'd be sending out guidebooks and doing all sorts of public awareness activities in October. Guess we all missed those, huh?
-- Mac (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1999.
Profit. Feel sorry? Not the point at all. Observation of the unsaid seeping through the pours and freezing on the surface, infecting the eyes. How to interpret?
-- Here and There (email@example.com), December 13, 1999.
Link Look down the page to the bottom article, link to RealAudio clip.
Just because something goes wrong on 1/1/00 doesn't mean that it's due to a Y2k bug.
-- Mikey2k (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1999.
Mikey: very true, but also rememeber that just because nothing is reported as going wrong doesn't mean that there are no problems. No one's going to be phoning Reuters to let them know that their factory won't start up.
-- Servant (email@example.com), December 14, 1999.