CONTEST WINNER From Yesterday: when did you first see Windowing?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
The winner is: Man Monk - entitled to take Mcdonald Douglas's patent away from them. Winning entry:
In about 1967, at Occidental Life Insurance Company... (I think that this "patent" is a crock!)
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), November 02, 1999.
Maria got it right about when it originated, but failed to say when she first saw it. Her entry:
Since the dawn of computers. The current way of doing business is a form of windowing with 00 as the pivot or base year. It works for one hundred years and any number greater than 00 is assumed to be 19XX.
-- Maria (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 02, 1999.
-- ng (email@example.com), November 03, 1999