Article-USA Today 7-7-98greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Has anyone seen 7-7-98 USA-Today article. A programmer claims to have system that speeds up compliance by 80%
-- Arthur Rambo (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 07, 1998
Yep. Everything's okay, now. The crisis is over.
-- zerad (email@example.com), July 07, 1998.
Thank GOD!!! Now I can stock up on my favorite bubble bath!
-- Barb-Douglas (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 08, 1998.
Gee, now all I have to worry about is the other 20%. If these cures are so great, why don't we hear more about them? I read these stories and then don't hear squat about it again!
-- Annie (email@example.com), July 08, 1998.
You shouldn't expect to hear squat about the solution. Have heard squat about the problem? At this point, if Dan Rather stated on the evening news that the Problem was fixed, 80% of the viewers would need a good 5 minutes of background on what the problem was in the first place.
I hope that something like this does aid in fixing the problem. And it would not hurt my feelings if I didn't know squat about how the problem got fixed.
-- bhayes (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 08, 1998.
-- Arthur Rambo (email@example.com), July 08, 1998.
I think that people who announce a 'solution' to the year 2000 problem are the new version of people who get a patent on a perpetual motion machine.
I have been trying to research the company that made this announcement - Data Integrity. They have decided the only problem is a certain small set of calculations using dates, and they have a patented algorithm to handle these calculations. They only handle COBOL, PL/I and Assembler. They have 3 clients so far. I have a lot of doubts about how well this will work, since the software problem is a lot more complicated than this.
-- Fran Prevas (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 10, 1998.