JUST RELEASED: WDCY2K Survey on Year 2000 Impact

Dr. Ernest N. Prabhakar (ernest@drernie.scruz.net)
Tue, 21 Apr 98 22:19:10 -0700

These bits seemed FoRKworthy -- Bruce is a old compadre of Rohit's and
mine from the NeXTSTEP days...

-- Ernie P.

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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 23:54:01 -0400
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From: "Bruce F. Webster" <bwebster@bfwa.com>
Subject: JUST RELEASED: WDCY2K Survey on Year 2000 Impact

Attached is a Microsoft Word 7 (Office 95) document containing the first
public white paper of the Washington D.C. Year 2000 Group. To quote the
paper's abstract:

===== A survey was sent via e-mail to the notification list of the
Washington D.C. Year 2000 Group (over 700 e-mail addresses) in March of
1998. The survey asked the recipients to estimate the impact of the Year
2000 problem within the United States on an escalating scale of 0 to 10,
with definitions given for each value, and to identify their type of
organization (government, corporate, military, etc.) from a given list.
The respondents could add optional comments. The survey was anonymous.
Over 230 responses came back, of which 229 provide the requested data.
The results show two-thirds [of the respondents] believe that there will
be at least an economic slowdown; over one-half think there will be a
mild recession; over one-third think there will be a strong recession and
local social disruptions; and a tenth believe there will be an economic
depression and widespread failures in infrastructure, supply chain, and
social cohesion. (p. 2) =====

The white paper contains the complete results of the survey with some
analysis, along with the anonymous comments submitted by respondents.
Please feel free to forward this paper on to anyone else you think might
be interested.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Bruce F. Webster, CTO, Object Systems Group
Member, Fannie Mae Year 2000 Team
Chair, Washington DC Year 2000 Group
email: bruce_webster@fanniemae.com
voice: 202.752.3979
pager: 800.516.3358 or 5163358@skytel.com (short text messages)
web: <http://www.bfwa.com/bwebster/y2k
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