Why you won't fly on 1/1/00

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Mon Jan 4 19:02:56 1999

On Mon, 4 Jan 1999, Chuck McManis wrote:

> 1) Everyone has "known" about the Y2K issue with computers "forever".
> 2) If a plane _were_ to fall out of the sky and it _was_ due to a
> Y2K problem, the liability would be huge.

This is my biggest fear of Y2K. All of my programming life, software
developers have been able to get away with shipping buggy software with
virtually no liability. Now companies are already being sued for this
particular bug by their customers. A new breed of lawyer is being
hatched: those who are trained to sue for software defects.

Prediction: the year 2000 will be the first year software malpractice
insurance is offered.

-- Doug
Received on Mon Jan 04 1999 - 19:02:56 GMT

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