Roleigh Martin lists three myths about embedded chips and y2k compliance. All three are being ignored by the state of Minnesota in its quest for compliance.
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(a) vendor statements about embedded systems Year 2000 compliance are substantially reliable and relevant to an end-user (an assumption documented many times to be false);
(b) all copies of an identical device model will behave the same as they roll-over of the century (that is, the false assumption that 'type testing' is always valid);
(c) stand-alone equipment Year 2000 compliance statements answers the question whether such equipment embedded in a network or complex of instruments will handle the roll-over of the century (that is, the false assumption that component compliance always equals implementation compliance).