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WHY NOT RE-SET ALL COMPUTER CLOCKS ON OR BEFORE JAN 1,1999. SET THEM ALL BACK EIGHT YEARS SO THAT THE LEAP YEAR DOESN'T BECOME A PROBLEM. THEN, MANDATE THAT ANY COMPUTERS NOT COMPLIANT IN, SAY FOUR YEARS, MUST BE REPLACED WITH NEW HARDWARE.
-- EDWARD SPATRISANO (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 1999
This has been extensively discussed. The short answer is - it won't work in integrated systems that use ANY historical files. Its OK to do this for a stoplight controller and is totally disastrous in large scale business processing. Think about social security for a minute - now turn off the caps.
-- RD. ->H (email@example.com), April 25, 1999.
Here's another recent thread on this:
"Is turning back the clock a viable stopgap option?"
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 1999.
if a mandate is all that's needed,we're saved!!president Clinton has mandated that all government systems be fully compliant and tested by march 31,1999.....'DOH!!!
"If you believe everything you read, you better not read." (Japanese proverb)
-- zoobie (email@example.com), April 26, 1999.