Y2k bug struck 100 times in January press-survey

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Y2K Bug Struck 100 Times In January-Press Survey

LONDON (Reuters) - The millennium bug caused 100 ''significant'' failures in January, according to a press survey released Monday by consultants KPMG and the British Bankers Association.

Glitches ranged from nuclear power plant failures to problems downloading music from the Internet, said the survey, which compiled press reports of failures. Sixty-seven of the malfunctions occured in the first week of the month.

``Y2K problems are still emerging, especially in government and in the general area of e-commerce. Organizations need to remain vigilant around the key dates of the leap year and end of months,'' said KPMG risk management specialist Malcolm Marshall.

``However, the experience so far seems to be that problems are being rapidly dealt with once they become apparent.''

The survey reported 14 failures in finance, more than any other individual sector. The energy, transport, health and government sectors showed over five malfunctions each worldwide.

-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), February 14, 2000


Let's count the seconds until a doomer posts that there is a massive coverup up of Y2K problems, and the vast majority are not reported-- as if it WERE standard business practice to report internal problems to the media.

-- Imso (lame@prepped.com), February 14, 2000.

Thanks, Homer.

-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), February 14, 2000.

My dear Imso,

Why the combative, inflamatory attitude? There is no speculatin about Y2K incidents being covered over. Just how many of them Are being covered over. I do not know about your "segiment of Y2K technology". But I can assure you that the pipe line, and refinery parts are under full FOF mode. And as DD1 tried to tell you, they are busier than a one legged man in a ... contest!

You really must switch to decaff. Maby you won't feel like going out and kicking the scholl yard bully in the chins so often LOL......

"As for me...I shall finish the Game"!


-- Shakey (in_a_bunker@forty.feet), February 14, 2000.

If there was a hundred already, it doesn't really matter if they are covering up anything else. There IS a problem and nobody can say "give me proof" anymore.

-- J (noone@the.door), February 14, 2000.

Mr Shakey,

I DO feel like the doomers are the "bullies". And I kick them in the chin because they so adamantly cling to their position than Y2K is a bigger problem than it is. When it turns out it isn't, instead of admitting their position is wrong, they cry "cover-up". There is a cost to society of this kind of bullying. The fabric of our society depends ultimately on honesty and frankness, and panic-mongering is harmful to it. Hence my scrawny kicking of the bullies' chins.

Hasn't hurt 'em so far, near as I can tell.

-- Imso (lame@prepped.com), February 14, 2000.


If you found "doomers" on your favorite bulletin board then you could call them bullies. But you are hanging out here on their turf. Hence you're just a non-thinking jerk.

-- Dana (A_Non_O_Moose@xxx.com), February 14, 2000.

Ditto. I can do without your weird compassion and ostentatious concern for my welfare. And by the way, you're not changing anyone's mind by your approach. Why not follow John Krempasky off into the sunset?


-- Squirrel Hunter (nuts@upina.cellrelaytower), February 14, 2000.


Thank you for the informative post. I am happy to see that problems are being handled rapidly when they come up. It is a credit to the tech people. Kudos to them.

-- Dee (T1Colt556@aol.com), February 14, 2000.

WHAT am I missing here? The inability to download music from the Internet is a SIGNIFICANT failure?

-- walt (walt@lcs.k12.ne.us), February 14, 2000.

If Y2K was,or is such a Non-Event,why,supposedly was there such Huge Amounts of Money spent?Does it mean the IRS will have a Field Day with all the Tax deductible Business Expenses,that will be claimed?Save Your Receipts my Corporate Friends,Your Y2K Problem may just be starting!

-- Tweek (who@why.not), February 14, 2000.

A large amount of money was spent because:

1. The problem was overstated

2. Corporations gave their IT departments no margin for error. NO margin is a lot more expensive than Fix on Failure, or Trust Pollies.

-- ImSo (lame@prepped.com), February 14, 2000.

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