Sunday, January 3, 2010

Taiwan ROC computer bug in 2011... maybe ....see news here

Taiwan ROC computer bug in 2011... maybe ....see news here

i got the news from Louise Bystron, wife of Swedish
ambassador here. she says in 2011, the Taiwan-related year computers
will go from current year 99 to year 100, but the system cannot handle the 3
digits. true or false?




because Taiwan uses the 1911 date as founding of nation date and all newspapers and schools and hospitals use year 99 now....and next will be year 100, the 100th anniversay of the founding of Taiwan ROC in 1911, will this be a new computer problem... maybe>?

3 comments:

dan said...

Gotta say false on the 2010/100 bug. Every PC I've ever seen--and most
of them have parts or are completely made by Taiwanese-owned
companies--run a BIOS and OS that works on the Western calendar. Never
seen a BIOS set to the TW calendar; never seen a Taiwan-specific OS
for that matter, just localized versions of Mac, Windows and Ubuntu.
Then again, if I owned a PC software service company, I'd be spreading
fear of the bug and then offering expensive plans to "cure" it.



Best wishes for the new year! Year 99 in ROC, 2010 elsewhere in the known universe

what year is it on the moon?

Anonymous said...

Don in Taipei tells this blog

Gotta say false on the 2010/100 bug. Every PC I've ever seen--and most
of them have parts or are completely made by Taiwanese-owned
companies--run a BIOS and OS that works on the Western calendar. Never
seen a BIOS set to the TW calendar; never seen a Taiwan-specific OS
for that matter, just localized versions of Mac, Windows and Ubuntu.
Then again, if I owned a PC software service company, I'd be spreading
fear of the bug and then offering expensive plans to "cure" it.



Best wishes for the new year!

Ian said...

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