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In May 1997, when the Federal government first discussed Federal government systems that were Year 2000 compliant, only 21 percent of the government's more than 6,000 mission critical systems were ready for the date change. Over the next three years, under the supervision of the Office of Management and Budget, the major cabinet departments and other agencies have worked long and hard to make enormous progress."
Amazing progress in less than 3 years. Now I have to ask, the Social Security Administration started to work on Y2k back in 1989...What took them so long?
-- fatanddumb (email@example.com), December 15, 1999
Y2K chair Dale Ways Essay Oct. 28th 1999 to Ed Yourdon: -snip-
"" If an organization goes off half-cocked, without complete, detailed knowledge of how its 'system of systems' works altogether in all normal and possible abmormal situations, as the vast majority of remediators have done, yet makes wholesale changes as if it did have that knowledge, they are DOOMED to FAILURE unless it had many more years than the three or four most organizations have been at it. (Some agencies of the U.S. government were not being fallacious when they first said they would be ready as late as 2014 they were just being honest. Of course, that "politically unacceptable" response was quickly squelched.""
Some agencies Of the U.S. gov. were not being fallacious when they first said they would be ready as late as 2014 they were just being honest.
Some agencies of the U.S. gov. were not being fallacious when they first said they would be ready as late as 2014.....
they were being honest.....
So folks whom do you believe Mr. Clinton? Or Mr. Dale way?
-- d----- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 15, 1999
-- d----- (email@example.com), December 15, 1999.