• Subject: Re: Y2K heads up - is this trouble???
  • From: John Earl <johnearl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2000 09:03:31 -0800
  • Organization: The PowerTech Group



"Graap, Ken" wrote:

> I think if everyone just used mm/dd/yyyy format, there wouldn't be an issue
> .... 02/03/2001 can only mean one thing....
>

I wish Ken.   Our freinds in london are sure that it means March 2nd, 2001.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Brosch [mailto:bbrosch@stecnet.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 8:21 AM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: Y2K heads up - is this trouble???
>
> I for one never understood the dd/mm/yy format.  Why go from the least
> specific piece of information to the most specific?
>
> Just my $.02.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mandy.shaw@uk.catalyst-solutions.com
> [mailto:mandy.shaw@uk.catalyst-solutions.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 10:07 AM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Y2K heads up - is this trouble???
>
> To me, 03/02/01 represents 3rd Feb 2001 ... this one has been going on a
> long time - it's not just a Y2K issue!
>
> "Stone, Joel" <StoneJ@GourmetAward.com> on 12/04/2000 03:40:11 PM
>
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
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> To:   "'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'" <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> cc:    (bcc: Mandy Shaw/Pacific/UK)
> Subject:  Y2K heads up  - is this trouble???
>
> I was expecting a scare in the news about y2k fears next year, but
> haven't
> noticed anything.
>
> Maybe because of the presidential mess, everyone is watching something
> else!
>
> During year 2000, it was implicit in every date which digits represented
> the
> year.
>
> 01/02/00 was obviously January 2, 2000.
>
> 00/06/03 was obviously June 3, 2000.
>
> Next year it will not be so obvious!
>
> What is 03/02/01?  March 2nd, 2001?   Or February 1st, 2003???
>
> What is 01/02/01?  January 2, 2001?    Or February 1st, 2001???
>
> When a clerk keys in an order date or ship date (or blood expiration
> date!!), I hope they know where the year should go!!!
>
> Just something to ponder!!!
>
> Has anyone seen this in the press???
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