William Ulrich, a y2k specialist and author, minced no words in an August 4 INFORMATIONWEEK article:
"We face the potential of a serious emergency in a little more than two years. We do not know the full impact of the year 2000 problem because of limited research. This must change. Is the government willing to risk the dismantling of our society because we were too busy to pay attention? With time running out, the president must work with Congress to take up the fight. It is no longer just a technical problem -- it's everyone's problem, and it draws closer with each passing hour."