Swedish IT delegation expects 'delayed' Y2k problem abroad

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Swedish IT delegation expects 'delayed' Y2K problems abroad

Story Filed: Thursday, January 13, 2000 7:31 AM EST

JAN 13, 2000, M2 Communications - The Swedish IT delegation expects to get requests for help from abroad as it has received reports about computer clocks that have been turned back when millennium problems haven't been solved.

According to Jan Freese, chairman of the Swedish delegation, it has received information about clocks being turned back in China and the former Soviet countries. The problem with turning back the clocks is that there may be trouble in communicating with the rest of the world and there haven't been any coordination when the clocks have been changed. Freese also compared the problem to a time bomb -- the problem won't go away but will remain to 'explode' at a later date if nothing is done to solve it.

-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), January 13, 2000



Echoes of Ed (Yourdon) and TB2000.

-- pliney the younger (pliney@puget.sound.cold.maybe.snow), January 13, 2000.

Very enlightening post homer.....Thanks

-- kevin (innxxs@yahoo.com), January 13, 2000.

Thanks Homer, Will the pollys dismiss this Swedish IT delegation as a bunch of charlitans, bent on furthering their own agenda?

-- Earl (earl.shuholm@worldnet.att.net), January 13, 2000.

We have been told that 75% of all software is outside the U.S. China`s software is said to be 90% pirated. Most foreign countries didn`t have enough time, or money to remediate fully. My gut feeling is, that things are just a little too quiet. Mabey I`m wrong, but I can`t help the feeling.

-- Earl (earl.shuholm@worldnet.att.net), January 13, 2000.

Just some facts about Jan Freese: Jan Freese is one of very few trustworthy spokesmen in sweden about computers and mille-bugs, he is absolutely for real and Respected by computer skilled people in Sweden.

-- jorgen moquist (jorgen.moquist@mailbox.swipnet.se), January 13, 2000.

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