The Netherlands: Summary of readiness reportgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
The percentage of completed millennium projects has grown from 62 to 70%
The number of external millennium specialists consulted will continue to decrease
The millennium compliance of ALL the software used in the SMB sector grew from 70% to 74%
With the exception of the of the construction and general contracting sectors (which are lagging behind), there is no significant difference in millennium compliance between the other sectors
The advance to the systems adjustment and testing phases has slowed down even more
The expected moments of having problems solved are moving closer and closer to the end of the year
Between 10 and 20% of the SMBs will not be millennium compliant in time and will be dependent on yet to be established business continuity plans.
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 08, 1999
Hey OG -
Top of the evening to you!! Pushing the envelope used to be a function of test pilots, not nuke plants, hospitals, hazardous chemical plants, banks, ad infinitum.
I think I finally got through in a positive way with a close friend tonight, when I showed him a couple of articles. One was the SNAFU in England over the elec. meters, and the other was the article stating that 30 nuke plants in the US will appear ?ready by the END OF THE YEAR!! He finally GI's I think, too bad it's soooo late in the game. I'll stay close through the next awareness stage, because it was a bit overwhelming as I remember it.
-- Michael (email@example.com), August 09, 1999.
OG, did you see the info on cinammon killing 99% of e-coli in unpasteruized apple juice?
Showed up on CNN health category, link on article is Kansas University
You may want to spread through your contacts and network if you haven't already.
-- Living in (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 09, 1999.
Interesting. My ex-wife got married Saturday and is emigrating to the Netherlands.
-- Jon Williamson (email@example.com), August 09, 1999.
Thanks for the tip, Living in the Real World, but my friends rather prefer the scrumpy form of apple juice, whose alcoholic content kills even super bacteria. (Unfortunately, it does not kill trolls, which are a particularly persistent form of pest, controllable only by the free flow of factual information!)
We'd better hope the Dutch are ahead on their Y2K work because a great deal of cargo passes through their ports, particularly Rotterdam. They also have a significant merchant Navy, in large part because they do a lot of business with this country.
BTW, I suspect their KLM Airlines are going to be the safest to fly over the rollover, by the way, just in case you had any qualms in that area. KLM is consistently voted the safest international carrier.
Shell is a Dutch company, BTW--does a lot of oil exploring and refining on the US Gulf coast, probably California and other places too. I only know personally about their Louisiana/Texas ops.
And there's much more to be said about Dutch trade and business connections with the US; this is just off the top of my head.
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 09, 1999.