April 1 fiscal year 2000--for N Y state and Canada die it pass without a glitch?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I've been checking different sites looking for info that would tell if the government computers of New York and Canada had any problems when they switched to fiscal year 2000 on April !st. Great Britian also switched on April 6th. So far, I have seen nothing that says any glitches occured. Is this an indication that the switch into the year 2000 come next Jan ! will also be without major problems? I had heard that this rollover for fiscal year 200 would be an indication of how bad it would be come Jan 1, 2000. Are problems not just getting reported or are there none to report?
-- Daniel (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 17, 1999
The 1 January changes didn't start getting lots of public notice until end of January bills and statements were mailed out or couldn't be mailed out. Look for the end of April and early May for another batch of "What happened to the bills/checks/accounts?" news stories. The only rollover date that can have immediate consequences is next Janyuary 1. That's when the "dam will burst" and flood your house. By comparison, everything else is just turning on faucets to overflow the bathtub and creat a "mini-flood" inside your house.
-- Wildweasel (email@example.com), April 17, 1999.
We file taxes at the end of April, in Canuckiana; I'll let you know if I hear more about snafus than usual (now there's a .... ARGGHH, my aphasia's acting up! You know the word for an impossibility, like military intelligence or governmental competance.)
Definitely time to snooze, I didi three corrections in the address/name boxes bfore I gave up. Have a good day, all!
-- Tricia the Cancuk (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 17, 1999.
-- Ned (email@example.com), April 17, 1999.