Y2K: The Winter of Our Disconnect?


The North American Electric Reliability Council believes that over 99% of the "mission-critical facilities" in the United State's electric systems are ready for the year 2000.

with Bob Cringely
History or Hysteria? #1

Prediction #2

Computer systems at the electrical and water companies are going to fail and cut off our power and water.

[bob with bare lightbulb]While utility companies use computers like everyone else, the process of actually generating electricity rarely checks the date. There are some switches and monitoring systems operated by computers, but almost all of them have been tested. Our utility companies are very confident about their delivery systems, but they also have backup systems and alternate routes, just in case.



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