At the local food storegreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
When we got to the check out every item with sales tax had to have tax written down. Added up on a hand held caculator and then added to the end of the bill. Asked why and the check out gal said they installed new software last nite and it would not do sales tax. hmmmmmmm should be lots of fun on friday night.
-- && (&&@&&.&), December 08, 1999
On one hand, it's good that some small businesses are installing necessary software; on the other hand, it's bad that they've procrastinated so long that the compiled enormity of glitches will be a maddening burden in the final weeks of 1999.
-- dinosaur (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 08, 1999.
They'd better hope that this problem is "just" due to a bad installation, not a fault in the software. If it's that fundamentally flawed, there's no way they'll get it fixed in time.
Thansk for the post.
-- Servant (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
Leaving a full year.. scratch that... 3 weeks... for testing.
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.