thoughts?

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu May 27 08:35:52 CDT 2010


On Thu, 27 May 2010 09:06:26 EDT, Dorn Hetzel said:
> Perhaps my brevity got the better of me.  I should have said something like
> "any thoughts on whether the migration of this 'news' into the 'mainstream'
> media will eventually result in some sort of y2k like 'panic' and will that
> 'panic', if it comes to pass, have operational impact?"

It's going to go down *exactly* like Y2K did - there will be a lot of hype,
some sites won't notice because they saw the problem coming a decade ago and
did the right thing back then, a lot of sites will try to get moving and find
that their schedules are shot because third-party vendors don't have their shit
together, a lot of sites are going to have engineers burning the midnight oil
in a hurry because they dragged their feet, almost everybody will get hit by
unexpected legacy glitches, 5 years from now the general populace will be
asking what all the fuss was about, and a decade from now, we'll still be
finding little "surprises" in our code base.


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