Sometimes I love other computer-y people.
As we approach the end of the millennium, much attention has been
paid to the so-called “Y2K” problem. Nearly everyone now regrets the
short-sightedness of the programmers of yore who wrote programs
designed to fail in the year 2000. Unfortunately, the current fixes
for Y2K lead inevitably to a crisis in the year 10,000 when the
programs are again designed to fail.