Urgent: First Y2.1K Embedded System Problem Identified (humor)greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
As you know, I frequently ask for manufacturer/model numbers when claims are made concering embedded device "hard failures" (failure to function).
In fairness therefore, I will supply this information and even a link to my extraordinary claim of being the first World Reknowned Embedded System Y2.1K Expert to identify a Year 2100 problem:
Litton-Marine has reported that their Model MK 37 VT Gyrocompass has a leap year problem - in the year 2100.
Fortunately, this will not cause the device to malfunction, but the date will have to be manually set. You are hereby forewarned.
-- FactFinder (FactFinder@bzn.com), August 17, 1999
I think I'll wait till 2098 to start preps for that rollover.
-- Bill (email@example.com), August 17, 1999.
Good one FactFinder,
I'm going to leave paperwork in my packet with my will and other inheritance items, warning my grandchilden to be ready for this. What a company. Wish we had more like them. High quality product, built to last, and management that is concerned about customer satisfaction. I wonder why their programmer thought 2100 was a leap year? Oh heck, they'll probably come up with a silver bullet fix sometime during the next 100 years.
-- Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 18, 1999.