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Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 22:38:35 -0500 (EST)
From: Tuesday Mobius
Subject: BLAGUES-L: The Y0K Bug

[ This one has been running around a lot lately... (/jg) ]

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 18:51:29 -0500
From: Karen Stanley

 Translated from Latin scroll dated 2BC

 Dear Cassius:

 Are you still working on the Y zero K problem?  This change
 from BC to AD is giving us a lot of headaches and we haven't
 much time left.  I don't know how people will cope with working
 the wrong way around.  Having been working happily downwards
 forever, now we have to start thinking upwards. You would think
 that someone would have thought of it earlier and not left it
 to us to sort it all out at this last minute.

 I spoke to Caesar the other evening.  He was livid that Julius
 hadn't done something about it when he was sorting out the calendar.
 He said he could see why Brutus turned nasty.  We called in Consultus,
 but he simply said that continuing downwards using minus BC won't work
 and as usual charged a fortune for doing nothing useful. Surely we
 will not have to throw out all our hardware and start again?
 Macrohard will make yet another fortune out of this I suppose.

 The money lenders are paranoid of course!  They have been told
 that all usury rates will invert and they will have to pay their
 clients to take out loans.  It's an ill wind ......

 As for myself, I just can't see the sand in an hourglass flowing
 upwards. We have heard that there are three wise men in the East
 who have been working on the problem, but unfortunately they won't
 arrive until it's all over.

 I have heard that there are plans to stable all horses at midnight
 at the turn of the year as there are fears that they will stop and
 try to run backwards, causing immense damage to chariots and possible
 loss of life.

 Some say the world will cease to exist at the moment of transition.
 Anyway, we are still continuing to work on this blasted Y zero K
 problem. I will send a parchment to you if anything further develops.

 If you have any ideas please let me know,


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