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Silly season

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Wed Dec 22 06:54:35 1999

As Alan points out, it looks like silly season will be in full swing.  Here
is a site claiming it will check the top web sites in the world, and if 5%
aren't responding at 1 minute before midnight (pick your time zone) a major
disaster has happened.

As has been pointed out before, many sites plan to shutdown their web sites or
disconnect from the Internet over the New Year's weekend.  Which I guess is
a self-fulling prediction.  The Internet is still considered an "extra" and
not a necessary connection like the telephone or ATM.  I haven't heard anyone
suggesting they would turn off their ATMs, even though they are Y2K ready, just
to be safe.

You can read ATM as representing either acronym.