Re: April 15, 2000. Time to end income tax once and for all?

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 11 Jan 2002 21:52:30 -0500

Chris Hind wrote:
> Fast approaching is tax day and I'd like to remind everyone that when 2000
> strikes, machines across the globe will go haywire creating wrong time/date
> stamps. Wouldn't this be the optimum time to end it once and for all?

Your intrepid reporter from the future here with a commentary on what
were widespread rumors prior to the millenium on the so called "reset
effect". Many not very well informed individuals proclaimed that since
MS-Dos was written with a clock that ended in 1999, that everyone's
clocks would reset to 1900 upon the millenium (even though the real
millenium wasnt to happen for another year, Jan 1, 2001), causing
widespread computer chaos.

However, as you can see in the date and time of this email message, that
with the fixes in Win95, as well as other operating systems and BIOS
upgrades that occured in 1995-96, that this prediction never occured.


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