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What ever happened to the jr whipple site, Zone 2000?
It was supposed to be a place where people from around the world post the real results where they are, but it went down on December 31, and has not come back up.
"Due to non-Y2K problems" the site says.
-- ariana (email@example.com), January 02, 2000
Just checked it out and they have the following text up: "It's All Over & All Right! No need for more posts From every corner of the earth it's the same message. No problems! The best New Years gift we could possibly hope for.
A very big THANK YOU to all who participated in this project.
Zone 2000 The Center for Real-Time Results of Y2K"
I did check it our during and shortly after the rollover and it seemed to have a bunch of posts by non-professional types: "my blender works, my lights are on, so everything's OK, drinking heavily"...
or words to that effect.
I wasn't that impressed. Nor am I impressed by how many people are willing to go back to sleep on this issue before we have had EVEN one full business day to ponder. The lack of vigilance does not bode well for being able to deal with any systemic problems that may potentially arise. Hopefully nothing will develop that taxes our two- dimensional little minds.
Out of the various reporting sites that were up, I did not find one that I thought was doing a very credible job of reporting...some of them had spiffy graphics though, I suppose that counts for something in a culture where appearances are everything.
-- Ludi (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2000.
Their website went down very EARLY and they never put it back up. They NEVER gave any explanation - the page is blank except for their header/banner. Pretty rude in my opinion after all the energy of thousands of us to be ready to share what was happening or not.
-- Sheri (email@example.com), January 02, 2000.
I found the same thing puzzling. That a web site dedicated to monitoring the rollover goes down and never comes back up. Especially when you consider that it is about the only failure reported in the entire world.
Makes you wonder what really caused them to go down. Only a few people had posted by the time it crashed. I gave up on it about 1:00 Central time. Never did get to read more than about a dozen postings.
That thing was a real disappointment. Not very good publicity for their computer business. IMHO
glad to have power,
-- gene (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2000.