W95 Y2K Thing...
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 11 May 99 02:41:08 -0700
Subject: W95 Y2K Thing...
Forwarded-by: "Brooks Talley"
..I'm sure everyone saw the thing about Microsoft witholding the y2k fix
for w95 in order to drive people to w98.
But I love this MS guy's comments (from
"I don't want people taking action based on Microsoft thinking about
doing something," said Don Jones, year 2000 product manager at Microsoft.
"Until I'm 100% sure that we're going to provide an update or fix, I
don't want to tell anybody," Jones added. "People will spend millions of
dollars, [implementing strategies based on such information], and the
last thing I want to do is spread fear, uncertainty and doubt in their
I mean, God forbid Microsoft pre-announce products. Or promise things
years before their actual delivery. Or promise things and then simply
abandon them. And they certainly wouldn't want to be FUDing up the market;
that would be terrible. It is curious, though, that the y2k patch people
seem to be the only ones in the empire who got the memo outlining those
© 1999 Peter Langston