Y2K preparedness in power companies, funny (because I don't live

O'Regan, Emlyn (Emlyn.ORegan@actew.com.au)
Fri, 24 Sep 1999 18:36:18 +1000

An excerpt from an internal e-mail, from my company's Y2K manager:


You might also be interested in the following:

PLN, Indonesia's national electricity board, was recently asked by an Indonesian newspaper about its Y2K preparedness. The reply is a gem:

		"We can observe what happens (at midnight 1999) in Western
		Samoa, New Zealand and Australia and still have 6 hours to
		make plans."

Apart from the obvious problem with this approach (ie, you actually need seven hours to make plans and several years to implement them), (*name withheld*) was quick to point out that Western Samoa is on the other side of the international dateline.