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1997-04-09 00:00:00


1999 Deadline, not 2000: Not Much Time Remaining



This 20-page article was written by specialists in programming, law, and management. If you own a business that relies on a mainframe computer, or if you work for one that does, this article is important for you. It is detailed and a bit boring. But if you're very life is at stake -- and it may be -- it may be worth reading. Skeptics should read it.

It boils down to this: if there isn't a total collapse, the lawyers will strip businesses clean. This thought should make a collapse seem more acceptable.

It also shows why 1999 is a ringer: the "1999" entry has been used for decades as a shorthand device by programmers. When it appears, you system may go down or do crazy things.

This leaves you until mid-1998 to fix your system, with six months for testing.

Conclusion: we don't have as much time to prepare for the inevitable breakdown as we thought.

This is not the time to procrastinate. It's time to visit the Walton Feed website:

But first, you may want to print out this article:


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