Re: Y2k Compliance - Afterstep

James (
Tue, 4 May 1999 23:15:55 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 4 May 1999, Ethan wrote:

# The more serious question of what will happen in 2106 when the typical 
# 32-bit UNIX clock (which is based on Jan 1, 1970) rolls over is, 
# fortunately, a good long ways away. :)

the standard response to that question is:

"we'll all be using 64 bit processors"

It will be an interesting day... Why'd they pick 1970 anyway? What did unix
machines before then use?! (all those cranky pdp/10 things that banks probably
still use)

+++               God is real, unless declared integer.              +++