DURST: Y2K Sharing

Hey guys, guess what? The Good Samaritan law passed earlier this fall to goose corporate firms into sharing information and technology with each other to help fight the Y2K problem has been deemed a failure. Who would have thunk? Next you'll tell me the Republican Congressional leadership isn't shelling out the big bucks in contributions to the Clinton Impeachment defense fund. The Y2K glitch, for those of you who have spent the last couple of years as Ted Kascinsky's weird hermit neighbor, is where computers get stupider than a rejected Jerry Springer guest and think when the date changes to the year 2000, it's actually the start of a four month period in the fifteenth century and it tries to hide its operating system in the South of France in order to avoid the Spanish Inquisition. Or something like that. But nobody wants to share information because lawyers have warned them they'll be liable in case they pass on bad info even though the bill says they won't. Of course nobody will really know if it is or isn't a problem until the millennium rolls around in 385 days. And it we'll be able to see exactly what's going down by watching the countries across the International Dateline. So for the first time in our history, we'll be able to say, "as goes New Zealand, so goes the world."


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