Re: Y2K

Michael S. Lorrey (
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 09:19:03 -0500

Spike Jones wrote:

> wrote:
> > 1. Government systems failure: A large fraction of these systems are not
> > going to work, and they will not be able to just hire people to replace
> > computers as others have suggested. If they were to admit defeat and
> > switch back to a paper system now, that might work. But not on Jan 1st
> > 2000....
> mark, not on 1-1-2000 or any other time. i would argue that going back
> to paper is not an option now nor will it ever be again. we perform so
> many critical information moving tasks today that there isnt enough paper,
> delivery people or procedures to deal with massive computer failures.

Its been estimated that if they were to go back to a paper bureaucracy, they would need to draft about 35-40% of the population to do the paperwork, or recind at least 75% of all federal regulations....

Mike Lorrey