Y2K Citizen's Action Guide: Quotes


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'I cannot be optimistic and I am generally concerned about the possibility of power shortages.... Supermarket supplies may be disrupted....It's clear we can't solve the whole problem, so we have to allow some systems to die so mission-critical systems can work.... Pay attention to the things that are vulnerable in your life and make contingency plans.... Don't panic, but don't spend too much time sleeping, either.'
--Senator Robert Bennett, Chairman of the Senate's Special Committee on the Year 2000 Problem

'This is not a prediction, it is a certainty--there will be serious disruption in the world's financial services industry.... It's going to be ugly.'
--The Sunday Times, London

'Failure to achieve compliance with the year 2000 will jeopardize our way of life on this planet for some time to come.'
--Arthur Gross, Chief Information Officer, IRS

'The public faces a high risk that critical services provided by the government and the private sector could be severely disrupted by the year 2000 computing crisis. Financial transactions could be delayed, flights grounded, power lost, and national defense affected.' 
--General Accounting Office, U.S. Congress



'More than one-third of the most important [government] systems won't be fixed in time.'
--House Panel Y2K report, September 1998

'We're concerned about the potential disruption of power grids, telecommunications and banking services.'
--Sherry Burns, CIA