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Iran Fears Computer Woes on Jan. 1
Most of Iran's computer-controlled systems were bought from the United States before the 1979 Islamic revolution. But Iran has been unable to get U.S. help to modify the computers for the millennium bug because of poor relations with Washington dating from the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by revolutionary militants in 1979.
-- hamster (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1999
I thought countries like Iran were just itchin' for a return to the middle ages--or so they've said.
-- Ocotillo (peeling@out.===), December 26, 1999.
Oh poor pity Iranians, you got rid of the Shah and brought back the stone age. Go stone a woman for not wearing a shador. Screw them.
-- fred (email@example.com), December 26, 1999.
Here's one more reason oil prices could be going up soon. Boy, we really taught them a lesson, didn't we?
-- Bill Byars (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1999.
Actually, we're witholding their Y2K fixes for 444 days.
-- Forrest Covington (email@example.com), December 26, 1999.