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- From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
- Date: Sat, 6 Mar 99 23:03:30 -0600
>I don't think you should worry about the y2k problem, unless you have a time >or date dependent application which tracks time and date for doing certain >tasks. Try this site as a jumping off point: <http://www.y2k.com/> It looks pretty sensible. I'd say ignore both apocalyptic nonsense, of which there is a great deal, and those who deny it's a problem. Check with your software and hardware vendors and see what they say. You could also try seeing what happens if you set your computer clock to December 31 11:58 PM and see what happens. I'm gonna keep up to date hardcopy of all my financial records where I can get my hands on it quick. I run Macs, so I won't have any computer problems, but my bank doesn't and neither does my SEP manager. I won't be flying on Dec 31 because I've never had reason to fly on New Year's Eve and there's no reasone this year would be different. And if VISA loses track of my credit charges or my mortgage holder sends me a check for 500 grand to cover negative interest between now and 1900--tough beans for them. Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen. ___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864) http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw
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