Why grey beards beat the goatees

Time’s up for the goatee-bearded young software troubleshooters set to make a killing out of the millennium bug. Bring on instead the silver-haired pensioners, formerly cast aside by new technology, but who still remember how to make the old manual systems work. Paper-based systems will make a come-back at the end of next year, if […]

Time’s up for the goatee-bearded young software troubleshooters set to make a killing out of the millennium bug. Bring on instead the silver-haired pensioners, formerly cast aside by new technology, but who still remember how to make the old manual systems work. Paper-based systems will make a come-back at the end of next year, if businesses take on board some of the latest advice from banks. If you’re too late to get the bug sorted out properly, they say, start planning for dealing with the things that will go wrong even if that means bringing in back-up systems on paper for the latter part of next year, and people who still understand how to use them.