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Re: y2k as ideological opportunity.





On Fri, 19 Sep 1997, Chip Mefford wrote:

> >>[IRS collection mechanism collapses due to y2k problem]
> >
> >If such a thing actually happened, I strongly suspect they'd
> >activate the contingency plan that was developed to maintain
> >tax collection after nuclear war; a flat 20% sales tax,
> >collected (I think) by surviving Post Office employees.
> >
> >Come to think of it, that might be better than what we have
> >now....
> >
> >
> 
> 
> Naw, its gonna be real simple and clean.
> 
> The bid goes out,
> 
> Billgatus of Borg brings in a crapload of DEC/NT partner machines,
> puts 500 programmers on porting the tasking and data to
> Office 98, retrains the IRS on Office,
> Slides right past Oct 1999 without a hitch, you

... and delivers "IRS 1999" in August of 2002 ...