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GeneralFond memories of the milleninum bug. [modified] PinPopular
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Talking about the year 2038[^] bug brings back an anecdote that happened to me in the nineties.
I was working for EDS at the time, and my boss had tasked me to present an estimate for an overhaul of all the programs at a large bank. The total bill was going to amount to millions of dollars, so understandably, the chairman of the bank was sitting in on this meeting.
At one point in the meeting he interrupted me, and said "young man," (they don't call me that any more) "are you telling me that moving from 2 to 4 digits is going to cost me half a year profits? In that case I'd better be safe than sorry, could you rework your estimate to move to 5 digits?". The CIO grew red in the face as he was trying to prevent ejecting his coffee through his nostrils, and I was frantically searching for words as I tried to explain to him that it was unlikely that his programs (or his bank for that matter) were unlikely to be around in the year 9999.

modified on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:32 AM

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