• Subject: RE: 9/9/99
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 08:27:45 -0500

The local news this morning did a little piece on this as well.  They were
talking to one of the local power companies and they said that they had
"tricked" their computer system to think there was no such date as 9/9/99 so
that problems wouldn't occur, or something like that.

I just giggled, spewing a little bit of shredded wheat onto the couch.  Then
I came to work.  I'll clean it up later.

Bradley V. Stone
BVS/Tools
http://www.bvstools.com




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Terry Richardson [mailto:RichardsonT@ORVIS.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 03, 1999 7:06 AM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: 9/9/99
> 
> 
> Buck, I would tend to agree.  Unfortunately some of our department
> representatives bought into this urban legend and insisted we 
> test this date
> as part of our functional area tests.  Nothing ever failed, 
> obviously, for
> the reasons you stated.  I hope the paranoid ones out there don't work
> themselves into too much of a frenzy over this date.
> Terry Richardson
> Sr. P/A
> The Orvis Company, Inc.
> 802-362-8663
> 
> 
>       -----Original Message-----
>       From:   Buck Calabro [SMTP:mcalabro@commsoft.net]
>       Sent:   Thursday, September 02, 1999 4:22 PM
>       To:     'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
>       Subject:        RE: 9/9/99
> 
>       Do you really mean 09/09/99?  I have never seen any place use
> 09/09/99 as a
>       special value.  On the other hand, I have seen lots of 
> 99/99/99 and
> 00/00/00
>       used for special purposes...  Some Y2K folks have been 
> warning about
> this,
>       but I suspect it to be an urban legend.
> 
>       Buck Calabro
>       Aptis; Albany, NY
>       mailto:Buck.Calabro@aptissoftware.com
> 
>       > -----Original Message-----
>       > From: Bill Meecham 
>       > Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 3:53 PM
>       > To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>       > Subject:      9/9/99
>       > 
>       > A few places that I worked at used 9/9/99 to mean the 
> end of time.
> Was
>       > this a very common practice or was I just lucky 
> enough to work at
> a
>       > disproportionate sample?  If it is common, the end of 
> time is this
> month,
>       > is anyone on this list worried about it?
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