Re: Y2K Skepticism

Harvey Newstrom (
Thu, 09 Apr 1998 12:36:56 -0400

Dismissing the problem without looking at the facts is just as bad as
exaggerating the problem. Most people use Microsoft products on
Microsoft Windows, so here are a few examples from Microsoft Technical
Support. Unless you apply these patches as they come out, your Windows
PC will fail in the year 2000:

Windows 95 DATE command rejects years 2000 or later as being "incorrect
date format":

Windows 95 File Manager shows incorrect date for year 2000 or later:

Windows NT 3.5.1 FTP service displays incorrect date for the year 2000:

Windows 3.1 and 3.1.1 File Manager shows garbled date for years 2000 or

Microsoft Access defaults years '00-'29 to year 2000 instead of correct

Microsoft Access 97 will incorrectly interpret ALL dates converted from
Access 7.0 due to Year2000 compliance enhancements:

Microsoft Excel interprets two-digit dates differently on different

Microsoft PowerPoint translates two-digit dates incorrectly after the
year 2000:

Microsoft Visual Basic interprets two-digit dates differently on 16-bit
and 32-bit systems:

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