Re: Confirmed Year 2000 bugs

Hal (
Tue, 5 May 1998 11:18:29 -0700 (PDT)

Harvey Newstrom, <>, writes:
> The Australian Sun-Herald reports that tests for the year 2000 bug have
> found many flaws.
> One flaw would have released all chemicals stores into the Coffs
> Harbour's water supply because of data confusion thinking that all the
> chemical doses were due immediately. The chemicals in the water would
> have rendered the public municipalities tap water poisonous.

Discussion of this on has suggested that this
is not quite right. Someone called up a local official and was told
that this was a speculation about kinds of failures which might occur,
not the actual result of a Y2K simulation. However apparently there
has been no actual retraction by the newspaper. The topic is still
under active discussion there so more information may be forthcoming.