Did Y2K consultants cry wolf?

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Theres a tremendous amount of processing that has not yet occurred. Until then, any judgments about if we succeeded are very premature.  PETER DE JAGER LINK

This is just a small quote from the article. Was Y2k a hoax? Time will tell.


-- Teague Harper (tharper@cyberhighway.net), January 26, 2000


Teague, read that article.

It was no hoax in my little corner of the I.T. world. Speaking as the chap that had to do the remediation on top of everything else. And who still has some bubblegum holding applications together until I can get to them. In my little nook, it finally took telling some highly-placed titles that since I am addicted to a paycheck, unless they let me get at it fulltime, I may have to find somewhere else where the weekly pittance looks more reliable.

Also, I have some stuff (e.g., accounting applications) running in-house that was provided by vendors, and which used various 'windowing' techniques. I have already seen mandatory patches to those parts of their remediated code. I'll reserve judgement on (the reliability of) code using those techniques for awhile.

-- Redeye in Ohio (cannot@work.com), January 26, 2000.

I did read the article and do believe Y2k was and is a problem. However, there are lots of skeptics out there who think it was all a hoax. I guess it's just interesting to watch De Jager squirm.

-- Teague Harper (tharper@cyberhighway.net), January 26, 2000.

Y2K was and is a problem. As an RPG programmer for the county, I see it all the time. The question is, will it significantly affect our lives? So far, it *hasn't*, here in my little corner of the world. I think God gave us all a huge dose of grace on New Years Eve. The lights stayed on nearly *everywhere*. With the stupidity and inaction reported here on this forum over the last year, that should NOT have happened. As for the "rest of the story", here's hoping...

-- RPGman (tripix@olypen.com), January 26, 2000.

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