An Observation

Paul Rinaldo
Thu, 28 Jan 1999 08:37:14 +0100 (MET)


I guess Y?K problem has happened before.

73, Paul, W4RI

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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 out at the 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 the consulting astrologers, but they simply said
that continuing downwards using minus BC won't work. As usual,
the consultants charged a fortune for doing nothing useful.
As for myself, I just can't see the sand in an hourglass
flowing upwards.

We have heard that there are 3 wise guys in the east working
on the problem, but unfortunately they won't arrive till it's
all over. Some say the world will cease to exist at the moment
of transition. Anyway we are continuing to work on this blasted
Y zero K problem and I will send you a parchment if anything
further develops.


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