Y2k Reality

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David Gentile January 20, 2000

RIVERSIDE -- There are people who are saying Y2K was all hype. This is a slap in the face to all of the dedicated information-technology professionals who spent much of the last year getting ready for this. Companies did not pay these people to do nothing. If we had ignored the problem, the results would have been equal to some of the worst predictions.

Because it was impossible to know how well everyone had done their jobs beforehand, precautions were necessary. Did the U.S. spend more than it had to? Probably. This was mostly due to companies fearing lawsuits for not taking enough precautions.

But to say it was all hype is simply untrue.


-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), January 20, 2000


I think the "Hype" part started with the IT Professionals claiming they could fix things when it was stated that it was "Impossible" to fix from the beginning. If that is the case it WAS a hoax and now we better be prepared for the consequences unfortunately. SA

-- still alert (still alert@aol.com), January 21, 2000.

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