FC: Y2K: US lies about nukes, planes grounded, UK gvt problems (fwd)
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 08:14:08 -0500 (EST)
On Sat, 28 Nov 1998, Benjamin C. W. Sittler wrote:
> What this analysis does not consider is the possibility that the DSWA
> computer systems weren't tested because they were fully understood by DSWA
> personnel and known not to rely on date-related code in any way. In this
> case, testing is pointless.
> This is a distinct possibility.
Perhaps. I'm not convinced any large piece of software can be fully
understood by anyone, but it may be that they were understood well enough
to know that.
But I have fixed Y2K problems in things like text editors. Text editors
written in 1993 :)
Also, the hardware on which these 'mission-critical' systems run may
not itself be free of problems.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
I don't do .INI, .BAT, .DLL or .SYS files. I don't assign apps to files. I
don't configure peripherals or networks before using them. I have a computer
to do all that. I have a Macintosh, not a hobby. -- Fritz Anderson