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Andersen consulting

1998-08-06 07:00:00+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

While I'm going on about various random topics, http://www.news.com/ is reporting that J. Baker is suing Andersen Consulting for not addressing Y2k issues in 1989. I have no idea what Andersen is claiming, but J. Baker's case rests on Andersen not having told them about the issues. C'mon, in 1989? How incompetent were these folks? I was concerned about Y2k issues then. Now on the system I was concerned about then we decided that there was going to be a replacement in 10 years, but at least we were aware of the issues. Go hire your local college dropout, s/he's probably much more on the ball than your average Arthur Anderoid. Speaking of which, have I ever told y'all my "not trying to get downsized" story? At one of those "multimedia" shebangs in SF, this one was sponsored by Andersen Consulting, talking with one of the Andersen suits, and he asked what I did, I said most recently I'd written the Windows video decompressors for the Toy Story Animated StoryBook, he asked "what's that?", I told him just the biggest selling edutainment title ever (not to mention a best seller even if you didn't restrict to genre, derived from a blockbuster film, and all that) and he said "Oh. Well, last year I was just trying to not get downsized." If my career goals are ever "trying to not get downsized" would someone please implant a clue by way of something big, heavy and painful?

[ related topics: Pixar Interactive Drama Business Web development Andersen/Accenture Animation Microsoft ]

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:52+00 by: ebradway

In retrospect, however, the multimedia group at Pixar was soon disbanded and Dan, in an effort not to be downsized, started work on the NT port of Renderman... This is also a post to see if these old messages show up in the recent updates list...