The past nominees...
The monthly contest for the stupidest thing said about the Year 2000 problem
From Contest #18
And Now, On To This Contest's Candidates (the official list, in no particular order):
Stupid Patents, Part 2...
Once again, our friends the Russians...
Robert X. Cringely,
(aka Mark Stevens) from his PBS Special
"Y2K: The Winter of Our Disconnect": "The important thing
to remember is all life will continue!"
A Mr. Weisfeld, in charge of Y2K readiness
in Microsoft Israel: "Our system is already Y2K compliant ... but you
can improve your Y2K compliance by using the special CD, which carries out
some minor fixes."
president of the National Association of State Information Resource
Executives, on NBC's plans to air a Y2K made-for-TV movie: "Nuclear
plants aren't going to melt down. Airplanes aren't going to fall out of
the sky. We don't want to see people greatly altering behavior."
And now the the unofficial list:
In the remotest place here in the
Philippines in which Y2K has not been known, one member of the family was
asking: "Y2K? Is it a delicacy?"
Working in the Purchasing Department for a
major Pharmaceutical company, I was assigned the task of visiting
suppliers to check for Y2K readiness. After a brief introductory
conversation, I asked the owner of the company, "How ready are you
for Y2K?". The owner without any hesitation promptly replied "We
have ordered new calendars".
My mom (78 years young) asked me, "What
is the big deal about this Y2K thing? We went from 1998 to 1999 and nothing
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