Re: Y2K Skepticism

Harvey Newstrom (
Wed, 06 May 1998 09:42:28 -0400

Hara Ra wrote:
> Harvey Newstrom:
> At 12:36 PM 4/9/98 -0400, you wrote:

I thought my ISP had a bad delay time! You're responding to this a
month later?

> >Windows 95 DATE command rejects years 2000 or later as being "incorrect
> >date format":
> ><>
> >
> Well, I don't know about the other URLs, but I checked my Windows 95B (OS R2)
> and was able to change the date to 2005 with no problems.

Correct, which points out another point of confusion. How many people
know if they have the original Windows 95, or what you have: Windows 95B
R2, or what version? How many people are going to try one Windows 95
system, see that it works, and thinks it will work on their Windows 95
at home?

Another possibility, which I have never voiced until now, is that
Windows 95 might be easily patched to be Year 2000 compliant. It may be
that Bill Gates would rather that everyone upgrade to Windows 98 instead
of getting the upgrades to fix their existing Windows 95.

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