Capers Jones interview : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


Scott Johnson

-- Scott Johnson (, May 11, 1999


A brief excerpt from the Capers Jones interview...


Q. Without naming names, do you know of any major red lights in any of the major industries, especially some of the "iron triangle" industries, that we should be concerned about?

A. Jon Arnold, who publishes a weekly status report on the electric utility industry, is pretty candid and easy to get responses from. John Koskinen is pretty open, and given the fact of his position, I think he's a pretty candid guy and tries to be as open as he possibly can be. What we're missing is, we don't have someone like a Jon Arnold for some of the critical industries like health care, water companies, or airlines. So I'm very troubled by the industries that don't have any kind of consolidated look at their Y2K status.

I'm troubled by natural gas, trucking, shipping... I'm troubled by municipal governments, because all of them are pretty much lagging.


-- Kevin (, May 11, 1999.

Thanks Scott! Great interview, excellent work.

Mike ====================================================================

-- Michael Taylor (, May 11, 1999.

Thanks Michael. Capers is one of the few that provides quantitative analysis to back up his concerns or optimism.


-- Scott Johnson (, May 11, 1999.

Hi, I'm really new at this, obviously. Who is Capers Jones? Is he a programmer?

Thanks. (Please don't laugh).

-- AnnaJ. (, May 11, 1999.

AnnaJ, suggest you follow the link and read his bio.


-- Scott Johnson (, May 11, 1999.

excellent article. thanks, scott!

-- jocelyne slough (, May 11, 1999.

Thanks Scott. The problems with the Euro that he mentions do not sound minor by any means.

-- Mike Lang (, May 11, 1999.

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