A NOTE ON Y2K
A NOTE ON Y2K
Alan Simpson on the subject of "Global Food Chains" (interpretation: "the global supply communications and logistics web") speaking at a conference for "The Y2K Crisis: A Global Ticking Time Bomb," 2 June 1998 as reported in NEXUS, Aug-Sept 1998 issue, pp 14-15.
Alan states the following: "I look at the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). They're going to get their mainframes delivered 30 of them in November . They're going to install the software, and they're going to have the system up and running by December. Wow. Let's sell tickets and watch them! [Laughter]. It takes 18 months to put a mainframe on line. And these people are going to do it in 18 days. And I'm going to fly in 2000? Yeah, right. [Laughter]"
Alan reports that when the year 2000 enters, most of the airlines are going to have a 14-day period when their insurance companies will not let them fly or will not be responsible for accidents if they do fly. That can be taken as the insurance companies vote of confidence in the air safety procedures to be provided by the FAA early in the year 2000. Perhaps, we should suggest that on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 1999 that all businesses change their clocks to December 31, 1998 and have another year-long go at getting the problem fixed.
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Oct. 25, 1998.