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OT-CHAT: Y2K, the extra 2 digits


From: "Jan Clark" <janclarx@hotmail.com>

Hi all,
Tomorrow is the big day, and it all depends on whether technology can cope 
with the change to 20 instead of 19. The problem having been caused by the 
use of only 2 digits (the last 2) instead of 4 to denote the date.

Reminds me of an odd story ....
When President (er Nixon, or Carter?) visited Australia, he was driven 
through the streets of Melbourne, where crowds had gathered to greet him. 
The president held 2 fingers high in the 'Victory' sign. Many Melbournians, 
grinning inanely, returned his greeting effusively, while many others hid 
their embarrassed giggles.

May technology hold those extra 2 digits high in the American sense of the 
sign, and not the Australian.  :-)

Happy new Millenium to all,
Cheers, Jan Clark

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