Mon, 8 Mar 1999 17:02:17 -0800
On Mon, 8 Mar 1999, Hal Hart wrote:
> Steven Deller wrote:
> > ...
> > For my part, I am already worried about Ada's built in Y21000 bug. I won't
> > be around to see it cause problems, but my bet is that it will.
> I award Steve the prize for most optimistic prediction of Ada's future ever
There is this story circulating around the COBOL community.
A COBOL programmer, tired of dealing with Y2K problem, decided to
have himself cryogenically preserved until after all the fuss died
down. He picked the year 2010 as a good point in time that would
see Y2K solved.
There was a Y2K problem with cryogenic computer. When they thawed
him out, there were a dozen people waiting form him. They were
recruiters wanting to hire him to solve the Y10K problem. It seems
he did not get thawed until the year 9990.