105-year-old offered space in Norway kindergarten

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105-year-old offered space in Norway kindergarten


OSLO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A 105-year-old woman was offered a place in a Norwegian kindergarten after a millennium bug knocked a century off her age.

``When our list showed she was born in '94' we just assumed it was 1994 rather than 1894,'' Olga Moerk, in charge of a project offering free day-care to five-year-olds in central Oslo, told Reuters on Friday.

The glitch stemmed from a computer print-out from the citizens' register giving only the last two years of the birth date. A social worker visited the old people's home where the woman lives after getting no reply to the free playschool offer.

``Most people jump at the offer. We thought the girl we were looking for might have been the daughter of an employee at the home,'' Moerk said.



-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), February 16, 2000


I know nobody really gives a damn about this situation, Carl, myself, or the people in Oslo who were involved. I find it curious, tho, that the article describes this as a "millennium bug". This sort of thing has been going on thoughout the history of computers.

-- Peter Errington (petere@ricochet.net), February 16, 2000.

Is this post in response for my request to nominate the WORST Y2K problem so far?

-- I'mSo (lame@prepped.com), February 16, 2000.

A few more moronic presidential debates and we'll all be ready for kindergarten again. Too bad they're designed to exclude those with radical and alien ideas like restoring constitutional government, national soverignty and an economic climate where American business can survive and thrive.

-- Sad (AmericaTheBeautifulAmericaThe@Lost.com), February 17, 2000.

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