Anyone seen any knock-on effects?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Honest question; despite my scepticism, I am still expecting to see problems. But I'm just not seeing any of the "knock on" problems that so many of us expected, i.e. supply chain breakdowns, cascading cross defaults.
It looks - looks - as though the problems that are emerging are isolated and quickly remediated.
Early days yet, I know. But I was expecting something before the month end.
Anyone got anything?
-- Servant (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000
I guess on your planet everything runs fine without petroleum?
-- Ron Schwarz (email@example.com), January 19, 2000.
My experience... A LOT of users rolled the computer clocks back one or more years as a workaround.
I got an EKG on a portable machine at the doctor's office and they had to put my age in as one year younger. The tech said that it would otherwise compute the age as age+198 years, and ruin the "norms" for the test.
Got a Y2K problem? Sweep it under the rug and go on. Right.
-- Mike (SeeTheFog@Everywhere.com), January 19, 2000.
"Knock on effects" is a Brit term for a reduction in demand induced by a populace traumatized by some particular event. No trauma, no "knock on effect."
Even so, the Brits expected this to happen, if at all, in the March-April time frame.
-- K. Stevens (kstevens@ It ALL went away almost three weeks ago .com), January 19, 2000.