Insurace agent claims Computers still Y2K buggy : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

When I went to get my homeowners insurance last week the woman who I worked with apologized that the process was taking so long. She claimed that they were having alot of Y2K errors. Dates would come out wrong and often they had to back out of software application windows and start over or note the errors in comment fields. From what I saw of the screen it looked like one of those PC applicaitons that take the place of a 3270(?) terminal controller and terminals that were old in the early eighties. I asked her what OS she ran and she said they had an AS/400.

I noted that although slowed considerably, they were still able to do business. I also was not able to determine whether or not it was application related or OS.

Watch six and keep your...

-- eyes_open (best@wishes.2all), February 17, 2000


Thanks for the first-hand report, Eyes Open!

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, February 17, 2000.


Forgot to mention, the insurance company was Allstate. Good rates, BTW. It's nice to see that the money they saved by not doing Y2K remediation was passed right back to us consumers. ;-)

Watch six and keep your...

-- eyes_open (best@wishes.2all), February 17, 2000.

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