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Welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org), October 29, 1998
Travel URLs: Welcome to Y2KTravel - the online forum for Y2K and the travel/tourism industries.
"The Year 2000 Computer Bug (Y2K) holds the potential for computers to improperly process information before, during and after the rollover from 1999 to 2000. What this means for Travel and Tourism - one of the great economic engines of the world - is the subject of this website."
Travel Industry Year 2000 forum
and: SABRE Year 2000 Information Center
-- cynthia (email@example.com), October 30, 1998.
Ok, I am an "over the road" or "longhaul" truck driver. The problem with a lack of computers in my industry is the fact that most warehouses cannot recieve ANYTHING unless these systems are working. Likewise, they cannot ship ANYTHING without these same systems. Product/freight literally "does not exist" until it is logged into their computers. Now, Knowing this lets go further. An overwhelming number of industries have gone to J.I.T. (just in time) shipping/recieving. If a shipment is even a few hours late the plants shut down. I've seen it happen. Even coal deliveries to power plants are handled in this way. The reasoning was validated by the elimination of storage/warehousing costs.
Now, heres an insider tip. Take it as you will.
"I am but one, of the THOUSANDS, of drivers who DO NOT INTEND to be away from home on/around 01/01/00."
Spelled out, it means this: Computer failures + product shortages + driver/truck shortages + other factors = IF YOU AIN'T READY, GET READY QUICK!
-- Nashoba Iklanna (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 15, 1999.