OT: patenting an old year/date concept, to make millions

From: Lawrence LeMay <lemay_at_cs.umn.edu>
Date: Fri Nov 12 17:29:37 1999

Check outghis article, it appears that somone recently patented the
idea of using a pivot date, such as 30, and having the computer
consider numbers below that pivot point as being in the year 20??, ie
as being from 2000 - 2029. and he's trying to force companies that
used that programming technique to fix their Y2K problems, to pay him
millions. 70% of companies supposedly use that concept.


-Lawrence LeMay
Received on Fri Nov 12 1999 - 17:29:37 GMT

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