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Dennis,

Is there really a problem?   Can't the computor clock be set ahead to see
what the effect will be?

John

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> From: Dennis S. Wish <wish(--nospam--at)cwia.com>
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject: RE: Y2K Issue
> Date: Saturday, February 28, 1998 12:07 PM
> 
> It is my understanding that this problem will only effect systems that
rely
> upon retrieving older, archived databases which did not account for dates
> past 12/31/99. The ability to distinguish dates past the year 2000 is a
bios
> issue and is generally not applicable to PC owners since older machines
(old
> bioses) tend to become extinct and replaced with new bioses or bios
> upgrades.
> As far as CAD files are concerned, most of these are bios dependent and
> should not pose a problem to an office networked from current equipment.
> Information created on older main frames and stored on tape may be
another
> problem due to the structure of the database used - this is why
accounting
> systems are so vulnerable. They often require retrieval of older records
> which do not conform to a four place year but are limited to the last two
> digits (i.e., 98,99,00).
> Dennis Wish PE
> 
> |-----Original Message-----
> |From: Norb Volny [mailto:volnyeng(--nospam--at)COINET.COM]
> |Sent: Saturday, February 28, 1998 11:34 AM
> |To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> |Subject: Re: Y2K Issue
> |
> |
> |>With the year 2000 rapidly approaching, is anyone aware of how the
> operating
> |>systems, CAD and structural design program vendors intend to address
the
> |>"millenium bug"?
> |>
> |>Charlie Canitz, PE
> |>Bel Air, MD
> |>
> |Bank of America has sent out questionaires on the Y2K problem potential
to
> |small business owners. I have no idea how it may effect CAD systems but
> know
> |that all my self written tech spread sheets should not have problems. We
> are
> |stictly on pc's but our Novell network server software may be
vulnerable.
> In
> |addition to that our bookkeeping is done with Quicken which we can
> |compartmentalize datewise to preclude problems. Would imagine that the
> firms
> |utilizing larger micros and mainframe systems will have most to fear
from
> |Y2K. External accounting is our largest area of vulnerability(ie:
billing
> |,receivables , checking and savings accounts etc).
> |
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> |
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