GARTNER GROUP WARNING: this deserves a re-post,,,greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This was posted as an answer to my 'Cap Gemini warning' thread below. It deserves a re-post of its own...
The Age Today's Business
Rollover chaos may strike offices by Leon Gettler Monday 3 January 2000
...THE GLOBAL IT INDUSTRY RESEARCH FIRM, THE GARTNER GROUP, EXPECTS THE YEAR 2000 PROBLEM TO CAUSE COMPUTER FAILURES AROUND THE WORLD THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR AND POSSIBLY INTO 2001 AS WELL.
IT HAS FORECAST THAT 50 PER CENT OF Y2K FAILURES WILL BE SPREAD OUT OVER 2000.
THE UNITED NATIONS-SPONSORED Y2K DATA CLEARING HOUSE HAS ALSO WARNED THAT FULL IMPACT OF ANY YEAR 2000 PROBLEMS WILL BE LARGELY HIDDEN UNTIL MID-TO-LATE JANUARY.
THE DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL Y2K COOPERATION CENTER, MR. BRUCE MCCONNELL, SAID Y2K ERRORS WILL BECOME EVIDENT DAYS AND WEEKS AFTER THE ROLLOVER. (end of quote)
[COMMENT: such mainline information suggests that it is inapproprate to discount Y2k at this juncture. Y2k glitches have "apparently" (or non-apparently?) just begun. If so, it will soon render many of these current, Pollytheistic "told you so" banterings, mockings, stonings and scourgings of the so-called Y2k false prophets obsolete as they may yet unexpectedly rise, tattered, from the dead. Time alone will tell the truth...a truth which may--and according to those above acknowledged, mainline sources, will--be bitterly hard for the unprepared to swallow. What would it take to spark off a panic situation? What "per cent" of failures and where and how? One insolvent bank making the headlines? A stock market glitch? A "sudden" gas shortage? A food distribution problem? No electricity or water? Is it all that foolish to think there may be more to it, more to come, then to disregard hardcore information such as shown above?; to magically think it was all just a bad dream that we've now woken from despite all of the previous, exhausting, documented, undeniable facts, and broken, incompliant systems that still exist, waiting to be uncovered? Or, is the nightmare yet to arrive? Nothing has (seemingly) happened yet, but, surely, it will. Surely...it will.]
-- Patrick Lastella (Lastella1@aol.com), January 03, 2000.
-- John Whitley (email@example.com), January 03, 2000
Your right ! It SURELY WILL !! ( Don't you reads what you post , OR , don't you believe what you read ? ) YOU WILL .... SHORTLY and SURELY . Eagle
-- Hal Walker (E999eagle@freewwweb.com), January 03, 2000.