Dubliners can still drink water!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This is an extract from the Irish Times Y2K post-mortem.
Note: either Mr. Phillips is simply trying to justify the money they spent, or there really was a threat to the utilities, which was fixed.
'According to Mr Michael Phillips, the chief city engineer for Dublin Corporation, there would have been several definite interruptions in the massive Fingal water treatment system, where embedded chips were employed. He also pointed to benefits of the IR#1.75 million Y2K exercise.
"An awful lot of software and equipment needed upgrading, so it helped people make decisions to upgrade this year instead of next year. The result is more user-friendly software, which is easier to train operatives on," he said.'
-- Risteard Mac Thomais (email@example.com), January 05, 2000
They drink water in Dublin ? Thought it was only beer.
-- whome ? (Yippee@Hiho.com), January 05, 2000.
Ha ha. Check the threads, the Dublin Y2K party was an alcohol free area. Gee whiz, that's nearly as repressive as a police state like the USA. ;p
-- Servant (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2000.
You need water to MAKE beer. Guinness is made there in Dublin and it would have been a national disaster!
-- Sheri (email@example.com), January 05, 2000.