Free Software guru blames software licenses for Y2K woes : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


-- (, March 08, 1999


And part of the reason for the high market value of the tech stocks is because commercial software comes without a buyers warranty and computer hardware becomes obsolete almost immediately, with no trade-in allowance offered to the consumer.

Information like this puts things in perspective. In the end, we will find that the computer has been a wild and dangerous dance with technology comparable to man's early exploration of the nuclear genie.

-- a (a@a.a), March 08, 1999.

Erm...yeah right a....

-- (, March 08, 1999.

Wish I could remember where I read it, but Microsoft is "looking the other way" at a product that does binary patches to some of it's older, unsupported programs to make them Y2K compliant. Anybody remember seeing this? <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 09, 1999.

Response to Free Software guru blames software licenses for Y2K woes

Jerry Pournelle, who used to write a column for BYTE magazine (now defunct) has his own website now. He's an outspoken sort of guy, even more so now that he's on his own. He writes here about his recent experiences with Microsoft products --

It's a trip.

-- Tom Carey (, March 09, 1999.

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