As I read the summary of the letter from Richard Balanson, it sounds to
me like a promise to do nothing about the older machines, which are more
likely to have a problem, and to provide responsive service on the newer
machines, which should not have a problem. Perhaps I don't understand what
the problem might be.
By the way, a California Assembly committee last week rejected a measure
to limit the financial liability of designers and manufacturers of
computer systems, programs and software due to problems expected from the Y2K
Steve Stewart wrote:
>Oops, forgot to send this to the list!
>Kevin Robertson wrote:
>> At 01:58 PM 4/24/98 -0500, Todd Stahlhut wrote:
>> >I was asked the question today if there were any year 2000 (Y2K)
>> >with the SLA process. My immediate response was NO. Has anyone done
>> >studies or heard anything to indicate that the SLA process (The SLA
>> >in general) and the Maestro software has issues with Y2K.
>> I received a response from 3-D in regards to Y2K compliance. There
>> is they will make any modifications on products purchased after August
>> 1997 to make the machines work at no charge. If the machines were
>> before that, they will provide an upgrade plan if an upgrade is
>> According to the letter received, 3-D will be issuing a Year 2000
>> Statement by April 30, 1998. Randy Doyle is the Y2K Coordinator for
>> the letter was drafted by their President and COO Richard Balanson.
>> If we ever slow down enough we are going to forward date a machine to
>> what happens.
>> If anyone else has already done this a posting would be appreciated.
>> Kevin Robertson
>> VP Business Operations
>> ARRK San Diego, CA
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>This morning I tested the 486 (we upgraded in 5/94) on our SLA-250 with
>a program called TEST2000.EXE. I got the free program from
>http://www.rightime.com - they are out to sell a program that will fix
>your problem machines. TEST2000.EXE works by setting the time to
>23:59:58 on 12/31/99, and letting the machine roll into 2000, then
>rebooting and checking for problems. Our 486 came through with no
>problems. Now the only question is, will 3D's software handle a date
>like 04/27/00? I have set the 250's date forward to 04/27/00, and will
>monitor and let you all know.
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