The question of whether it was all worth it was the one thing that got me
going today. You see, I do computer security--not even Y2K work...I
specialize in catching hackers and preventing them in the first place. But
I logged many many hours at many many client sites doing y2k work. Everyone
I know in the industry has been working on this bug in one way or another.
So, when nothing happens, we blame the media for the hype and say it was
never a big deal at all. Maybe instead, we should be saying a huge THANK
YOU!!!! to the real Y2K experts out there, who are soon out of a job, and
managed to save the world in a very real way. The bug was there. It was
real. And while this same world was out partying, the techies of the world
were spending the night in computer rooms, and even on a multinational
conference call for 24 hours solid, monitoring things as they happened on
the internet and around the world.
Sorry for the rant, but this is a sore spot with me and not directed
directly at you dogman, so dont take my ranting personally please. Just
think about it people.
(and now back to our dog related flamewars ;-)
> >> Yeah, Happy New Year to you, too, Adrienne.
> >> I was here because I wanted to be close to my firearms if and when the
> >> shit hit the fan.
> >> With firearms, you see, you can get all the fresh water, food, money,
> >> clothes, etc. that you need.
> >I meant here in rpdb land - not here as in still alive. Or maybe you
> >understood that and meant firearms in the metaphorical sense.
> Here as in *home* (and not out celebrating), as in where the computer
> is, as in where I was last night -- i.e., here, and on the computer,
> and on r.p.d.b. -- I left a nice drunken trail, eh?
> Home, of course, is also where the *firearms* are -- just in case.
> >> >I guess we now have to wait and see whether
> >> >things on the small business end suffer from y2k.
> >> Nah.
> >> It's over.
> >And there's still a note posted on my elevator that our superintendent
> >been equiped with a "y2k emergency preparedness kit," including first
> >cpr kit, etc. Funny isn't it?
> Yes, it is, in a strange kind of way.
> I wonder if it was all worth it (hundreds of billions of dollars)?
> But then again, maybe that's exactly why there were virtually no
> problems -- i.e., that all the effort was indeed worth it?
> Who knows?
> >> >The dogs didn't get champagne.
> >> Mine did...all of them.
> >> I guess that's why they're all sleeping in this morning...
> >Maybe I shoulda tried that.
> I think your dogs hoped you would have.
> For everything you've ever wanted to know about Jerry Howe
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> "Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made by
> questioning answers." Bernhard Haisch