Anyone blaming IBM really doesn't have an understanding of the midrange 
platform.  Although many don't like the original approach, but IBM dealt with 
this issue year ago.  This was strictly software design flaws that stemmed from 
the "old" days when database administrators would only use the 6 byte date 
fields in order to save disk space.  In addition, the 6 byte date field was not 
an isolated problem with just IBM.

Like I said this was strictly a design issue and developers/database 
administrators could have used date fields and any one of several date formats.


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I had no Y2K problems with IBM.  I had a problem with a couple of software 
vendors, but they got it done and never blamed IBM for their issues.

DKM



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Subject: Re: unsubscribe with regret. (1980 SYS/38.........) An overseas 
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Even going a step further, IBM seemed to welcome the Y2K problems.  Remember 
their CEO, who retired shortly after Y2K and wrote the book about how 
brilliant he was and how he turned it around.  He turned it around with huge 
hourly rate Y2K and SAP consulting and that had to be short lived.  The 
company still has all the structural problems that they had 10 years ago, 
mainly how to compete and grown revenue in the new market place.
  
 Joe Cunningham
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