At 21:27 11/09/1997 +0200, Dieter Neuvians MD <[log in to unmask]>
>She uses a
>computer at work (hence her possible access to Health-Net) because
>the machine was donated by an international or bi-lateral agency and
>has all sorts of installed programmes on it, but nobody has explained
>what all those little pictures on the screen mean.
This is off this thread, but I raised this issue a while ago with only one
response, so I'll try again. The above scenario has another risk in it in a
couple of years time. People in that position cannot afford to replace PCs
every couple of years. So if that machine, or more likely a critical
installed programme, fails in the transition to 2000, who is going to help?
I urge local experts to set up Year 2000 awareness centres to help people
assess their exposure to the "00" problem and get over it at minimum cost.
To this end, Chris Anderson of South Africa has set up a "cinderella" (from
the fairy tale, a neglected person) web site with low-cost approaches to
solving these problems. It will probably be off the air soon as there was no
real support for it, but the information may be transferred to a SA
university. The web site is http://www.cinderella.co.za
Patrick O'Beirne B.Sc. M.A. MICS, Developer, IT Consultant, Trainer
Personal Software Process, TickIT ISO9000, Year2000 PC/Clipper/Excel
URL: http://www.iol.ie/~pobeirne/sysmod.htm Tel: +353 (0)55 22294
Systems Modelling Ltd, Tara Hill, Gorey, Co. Wexford, IRELAND