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Thursday, 8 May 2003

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1352 - What's wrong with this ad?

Here's the text of a banner ad I just got on weather.com. (Yes, it's a direct cut and paste.)

Computer Wizard: Thu, May 8, 103 1:50 PM
The Wizard will recommend improvements to your system automatically. Click ' Start ' to begin.

Uhm, guys...Don't you think you should fix that Y2K bug?!

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My favorite example of the Y2K bug in action is the 105-year-old Swedish man who got an automated letter telling him it was time to start getting ready to go to school... because the computer had only the last two digits of his birth year and thought he was a 5-year-old boy.

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