Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Computers and the people who program them

I was entering birthdates into a database like this 4/19/36. The program gave me a pop up that said:

"You have listed the birthday as 2036. It is more likely to be 1936. Do you want to change this?"

Well, d'uh....

Sometimes though it would automatically make "36" 1936. Go figure.

This means whoever programmed made it Y2K compliant, but not real world logical, BUT wrote a pop-up message anyway just in case. Coders are another species.

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