Two percent of UK companies report Y2K problemsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Only two percent of British companies reported problems with the millennium date change last week, the Office for National Statics said on Friday. A similar survey conducted for the first week of the new year showed showed seven percent of firms had found their business adversely affected.
The ONS said 98 percent of the 1,127 companies it contacted last week reported no problems.
Of the 31 firms that were hit, 13 cited problems with their computer systems while the same amount blamed other factors, particularly low consumer demand.
Hotels and restaurants continued to be most negatively affected.
About one percent of the total said they had laid off staff and only one percent expected any negative impact to last into this week.
-- Butt Nugget (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 22, 2000
So this is what y2k boiled down to - 2% of hotels and restaurants. They probably had blinking displays on microwaves and VCRs. What are all you y2k nuts going to do with the rice and beans? Will choking them down help you hide your sense of humiliation? Next time you nuts feel the urge to dispense advice - DON'T BOTHER!
-- joey murello (email@example.com), January 22, 2000.