UK "Computing" magazine 13 Jan - About Turngreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This item published on page 88 of this week's "Computing" magazine in UK:
"Finally in our bug news special, compare and contrast:
'The prudent will start stockpiling now. Computer scientists who really understand the problem are buying a few extra tins or bags of flour every time they go shopping. I'm fortunate in that we live in the country, so we can subsist. I have a wood-burner and calor gas, a stream and a big vegetable garden. And I'll stock up with three months' supply of food. Three months' supply is sensible, at the cautious end of things.'
And: 'Company bosses should be sacked. The level of waste is so conspicuous that those who presided over it should have to pay. We have to ask how important these failures really are.'
The first was Cambridge University computer scientist who really understands the problem, Ross Anderson, talking about the millennium bug in February 1999. The second? Er, Cambridge University's Ross Anderson, talking about the millennium bug last week. If you need to borrow some flour, you know who to ask. (Thanks to Simon Quinn)."
Ed, this guy can also loan you some britches.
-- Jim McAteer (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 2000
Thanks, but I think Professor Anderson should keep the britches for himself -- he may need them!
-- Ed Yourdon (email@example.com), January 14, 2000.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 2000.
"'The prudent will start ..."
huh? the "prudent" remain in lock-and-load mode.
-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), January 14, 2000.
three months' supply of food. Three months' supply is sensible, at the cautious end of things.'
A lousy three months? This guy was always just a polly!
-- cgbg jr (email@example.com), January 15, 2000.