Operating systems of the 1970s handling dates beyond the year 2000

Tor Arntsen kspt.tor at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 20:12:47 CST 2015

On 20 January 2015 at 17:38, David Brownlee <abs at absd.org> wrote:

> IIRC there was a bug filed against VMS to the effect that dates past
> 9999 were not supported. Have to be impressed by that belief in future
> engineering :)

There are, or were, some other forward-thinking people out there..
from Wikipedia:

"St. James's Gate Brewery (Irish: Grúdlann Gheata Naomh Séamuis) is a
brewery founded in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland, by Arthur Guinness. [..]
The main product of the brewery is Guinness Draught.[..]
Originally leased in 1759 to Arthur Guinness at £45 per year for 9,000 years"

(So although it looks like our decendants may run out of Guinness
before VMS runs into date problems, no worries, they've since bought
out the originally leased property. But good thinking still.)


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