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China Says Aviation Booking Systems Y2K Bug-Free
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's civil aviation sector has booked 30,000 plane tickets for people flying after 2000 without a glitch, the official Xinhua news agency said Monday.
The new booking system passed checks by domestic and foreign airlines and was first used in January, it quoted a Civil Aviation Industry official as saying.
Xinhua said China's aviation sector had computerized most services and security systems in recent years.
Beijing, eager to solve the Y2K computer problem in aviation computer systems before 2000, has warned officials that they must be on board flights during the changeover to the new century.
The Y2K computer bug could jam systems in 2000 when computers confuse the millennium with 1900 since early software writers used only two digits for the year to save space.
-- Norm (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999
Man, if this is not scraping the bottom of the proverbial barrel, I don't know what is! Keep 'em coming, NORM, don't actually think about them, like whether this system will actually WORK in 2000, just post 'em. Ya dumb machine.
-- King of Spain (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
Preliminary World Wide Y2K Compliance Survey. Updated March 15 1999.
Level 5 - All Y2K work on all systems completed.
Level 4 - "Mission Critical" work completed.
Level 3 - Program plan or replacement development.
Level 2 - Y2K Inventory completion.
Level 1 - Knowledge of the problem and need to commit to action.
Level 0 - Nothing done.
>>>>> China 0-1 <<<<<
-- Sysman (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.