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1997-08-12 11:12:26


National Science Foundation Sounds a Warning



On June 27, 1997, the NSF sent a warning to universities and other grantee organizations: "Awardees should also be aware that the Year 2000 may affect electronic devices utilizing embedded microchips that perform date-based calculations. Biomedical devices and other laboratory equipment may depend upon embedded date functions. If the chip receives what it perceives to be an invalid date, it may fail, impacting important experiments. False date comparisons may invalidate test results, leading to false conclusions."


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