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OMSI Exhibit Offers Y2K Glitch Insight

Monday, January 4 1999, The Oregonian

OMSI Exhibit Offers Y2K Glitch Insight

It's not too late to learn about the year 2000 computer problem.

With 365 days left until Jan. 1, 2000, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry opened its latest permanent addition to the Information Science Hall on New Year's Day.

The Millennium Bug exhibit uses online activities, interactive displays and video to explain why a two-digit date field may cause computers worldwide to malfunction as their docks roll forward to the year 2000.

Coming soon will be online activities, such as "Find the Hidden Computers," which shows the pervasiveness of computers in our society, and "There Must Be Some Mistake," which dramatizes the surprises that might await us on Jan. 1, 2000, and lets visitors work with actual computer code to fix the error.
Wow! this sounds like a fun & educational novelty.
We're gonna make a field trip and go check this out. Gonna find out when they open the 'dramatize' part and see if it's as radical as Infomagic & Milne are.

Now if we can just drag the whole world in to this exhibit ...
Any of you have anything like this happening in your neck of the woods?

Ashton & Leska in Cascadia, marking their calendars for an outing ...

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), January 04, 1999


I've heard rumors about the new San Jose Tech Museum but no confirmations. Hummm. Wonder if they have a web-site?


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), January 04, 1999.

These folks have it together! Is there hope for the Pacific NorthWest? This is great!

OMSI: Millennium Bug Project

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), January 05, 1999.

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