• Subject: Re: 9/9/99
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 14:41:05 +0100

Does that mean that no one gets billed for electrical usage on that "day that
doesn't exist" then ? :-)

"Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS)" wrote:

> 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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