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Sunday, 18 November 2007 12:52

What’s in a Date? A Ground Zero Scenario

Written by  John Newton, Ph.D, P.Eng, & Rex Pattison, FBCI

Now that we are approaching the home stretch, it’s time to focus on a few details and speculate. So, with the turn of a few pages on those new 1999 calendars, we note with some relief that Dec. 31, 1999 is a Friday. Ha! We have the weekend, plus the New Year’s holiday Monday. No sweat... three days to fix any glitches. So what do you do? How do you plan to effectively use this window of opportunity?Each and every one of the organizations planning for the millennium rollover (MR), and a slew of other dates starting this year and extending into 2001, will look closely at the post-Christmas period this year. There will be more planning for the days from Tuesday, December 28, 1999 to Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 by organizations throughout the world than has been devoted to space exploration. No organization can afford not to consider what