Y2K has come and gone

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As time goes on, one by one, those most involved in the Y2K awareness area are coming to the conclution that it is over.

It looks like Ed Yourdon agree's that it is over.

Now that Y2K has come and gone, we've removed the material that was previously posted here about our Time Bomb 2000 book. http://www.yourdon.com/books/fallback/fallbackhome.html

-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), February 07, 2000


Yes? And your point is? Don't you have somewhere else to play? Why are you still here? Curiouser and curiouser.......(grin)

-- WhoMe (WhoMe@no.where), February 07, 2000.

Cherri, you are so right, Polly Princess, thanks for the edification, now it's time you left too.

-- it's over trolls (find@something.else), February 07, 2000.

If it's "over", can we assume that you won't be posting here anymore? Probably not, unfortunately. But I'd be happy to be wrong on this matter.

-- Steve Heller (stheller@koyote.com), February 07, 2000.

Actually, I think Ed's planning on getting a little more milk out of this cow.

He's making believe there is a significant chance of problems, still, level 4 or higher, and that there should be an analysis of them, and our approach to them. He does not want to hear from skeptics, though, and to this end has established a closed forum, which he will vigorously moderate, presumably to get enough fodder for another book.

Like most consultants, he is most adept at carefully structuring language so he can give one impression, analyze the actual outcome, and stir the mix enough to give the naive reader the idea that he has contributed something significant.

In any case, he has long since moved on from those of kooks who post here, and I suspect he realizes he needs to distance himself from chemtrailers and masons and the pathologically paranoid in order to maintain any credibility. As I said in a post last month, there is no way Mr Yourdon is done with Y2K--lots of mileage left there.

-- ImSo (lame@prepped.com), February 07, 2000.


-- How's (the@forum.business?), February 07, 2000.

Yeah, the Year 2000 is over in just 30+ days...

-- snikpoh (snikpoh@ecentral.com), February 07, 2000.

I do not see how you draw the conclusion that Ed said Y2k is a done deal. The only thing I get from what he said is that the rollover was not as big of an event as he and others were lead to believe. I agree that if we make it through this summer with no problems that I may have to pack up and leave this forum. Untill that time I wish people such as yourself would not waste the space and our time here. Go find somewhere else to play.

-- David Whitelaw (Dande53484@aol.com), February 07, 2000.

it's over trolls,

Hey I'm no troll, I'm a regular polly..... get it strait!!!!

I'm on the west coast, what's everyone else doing here this time of night?

-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), February 07, 2000.

Anybody who is familiar with this forum is probably aware of the intense redundancy of this arguement. Is this the best you can do Cherri?

-- Will (righthere@home.now), February 07, 2000.

Y2K has not left the building!

It is looking for the door though.

WARNING - Someone spilled oil in front of the door! I hope Y2K doesn't slip on the way out!!!


-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), February 07, 2000.

Good grief Cherri...give it up and go somewhere else! WHY are you still HERE?


-- WhoMe (WhoMe@no.where), February 07, 2000.

Who me? I haven't been asked to leave, well not by anyone I would listen to that is :o)

Besides, someone has to keep some people on their toes so they don't think every "Carl" posting is a Y2K problem.

-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), February 07, 2000.

Carl Jenkins is informative...enough said

-- snikpoh (snikpoh@ecentral.com), February 07, 2000.

Why Cherri keeps sticking her nose in over here:

Posted by ( Cherri on January 31, 2000 at 19:28:26:

In Reply to: A lurker's good-bye posted by Casey DeFranco on January 31, 2000 at 18:28:58:

Thank You. If I helped you then it was worth anything anyone threw at me. It was that fear, that horrible, debilitating fear that I was living with (before Charles got my attention and opened my eyes) that I wanted to spare others from. That was my reason for going over to TB2000 in the first place.

-- Spare me from this (horrible@debilitating.fear!), February 07, 2000.

Come on gang, lay off Cherri. She's just as "addicted" to "forum life" as the rest of us. As far as I know, she's always been civil here, even with several flame-throwers pointed her way at the same time! It's her opinion, and if you don't like it, say why, don't just attack the polly! If she doesn't think that ANY of these "strange" events are Y2K related, fine. Tell her why they may be! This "get lost" crap is a waste of everybody's time. If that's the best you can come up with, maybe you're better off saying nothing.

She went from a +10 to a -0, So what? Many, including me, have changed their opinion of Y2K, many times.

She got sucked in by Debunker, we got sucked in by Yourdon. We're all free to go whenever we want. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), February 07, 2000.

Thanks Sysman :o)

-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), February 07, 2000.

You're welcome Cherri. <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), February 07, 2000.

Cheri - If Y2k is over in your mind's eye, then perhaps you can comment on and explain the following:

Summary of airline events since November (From Glitch central...)

It includes a rather long links list - oh, probably close to forty or so - of incidents that have occured since November 19th of last year.

Please inspire us with your insights, wisdom and ::ahem:: general good cheer.

(There. THAT ought to keep her busy for awhile!) ::grin::

-- LunaC (LunaC@LunaC.com), February 07, 2000.

And to keep you busy Luna explain how more than 4 of those are related to y2k in any way.

-- Butt Nugget (catsbutt@umailme.com), February 07, 2000.

My sentiments exactly, SYSMAN. Cherri and Flint have been two voices for the "Not a HUGE effect" camparound here, and neither one has quite stooped to the flame level that some of us (and I do NOT exempt myself) have directed at them. While I don't agree with what she has said, she has been as consistent as the rest of us in her views, which have pretty much been ALL on topic or within the large playpen we call on topic here. In truth, this consistency, without the foolishness of the gloating of some, is about all we can ask of an honest contributor.

All of the above is, of course, in my never to be humble opinion.

Chuck, aka # 3

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), February 07, 2000.

Butt Nuggett, I'd never dream of depriving you of your role as Polly Extraordinaire so why don't YOU do the honors and explain why many of those incidents are NOT "related to Y2k in any way" since you brought up the topic? Please, please, enlighten us oh Great Wizard of Orifices now that your head is momentarily enjoying the daylight. We'd all love to hear your opinion and examine your proofs. As long as you don't stand too close to us, that is. har-har

-- LunaC (LunaC@LunaC.com), February 07, 2000.

Not to mention all the reports at:

MD80 International Forum :: Accidents and Incidents

-- (up@up.away), February 07, 2000.

Quite simply, she is here because no one posts on her forum....and she is lonely. Poor gal. I prefer Eve.

-- Kyle (fordtbonly@aol.com), February 07, 2000.

and Chuck is a Mason...nuff said.

-- Kyle (fordtbonly@aol.com), February 07, 2000.

See Paula Gordon's contribution on the following thread:


It's a long way from being over, although I am thankful it hasn't been far worse.

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), February 07, 2000.


A few posts down, Hawk posted that the MD-80 does use digital technology in their servo motors. Did you see that? Could you comment on that in regards to an earlier post of yours that says that microprocessors are not used in airplanes for safety reasons?

-- J (Y2J@home.comm), February 07, 2000.

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