• Subject: Re: y2k reflections
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 09:55:18 +0000

AND I see you're STILL not capitalizing the first letter of the sentence <BG>...

Chuck

nina jones wrote:

> > Interestingly, I have a client that went the 28-year route.  As one can
> > imagine any firm choosing this solution also will have lots of old stuff
> > around including old PCs.   Did you know you can't set an old PC back to
> > 1972; that they go reset to Jan. 1, 1980?  They didn't know that until
> > last Monday.
>
> no, but it doesn't surprise me since their default date is 1980.
>
> it should take 2000 as the year with the dos date command.  that's was
> what we experienced.
>
> i suppose that's the source of my beef.  we'd dated this old autofax
> thru the set date command (in the autofax coding) about a year ago and
> it worked fine.  our problems began when the date rolled over, it rolled
> to 1980, and then the machine's software wouldn't work.  once we figured
> that out, the solution was easy, and the machines are working fine now.
>
> some salesman was telling these people their autofax wasn't y2k
> compliant, and he had a machine they needed to buy.
>
> there was a y2k problem, with the date rollover!  but in all the y2k
> hype, i never saw anything about setting your date before the rollover
> to avoid the problems.  the solution was you need to go out and buy
> something.
>
> on david's v3r6 machine i was curious as to what exactly v3r6 would have
> problems with.  i would imagine going to 1972 would present it's own set
> of problems too.  i would have like to see both options with plusses and
> minuses for each!
>
> an example was carl's machine.  he only uses it for a communications
> box.  so if some specalized items don't work, so what?  we still have an
> older p/c that is running windows 3.1 that we do media transfers on.
> it's working fine.  i don't really care if in the traditional sense,
> it's not y2k complaint.
>
> i was not minimizing the y2k preparations.  we went thru them too,
> starting in 1997.  and i never said the y2k issue was a hoax.
>
> nj
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