Calendar date has naysayers seeing nothing but nines
Year 2000 hucksters lately have begun proclaiming Sept. 9, 1999, as a day of doom.
They say computers will read the date as 9999the hexadecimal code for end
Will 9999 prove to be a computers equivalent of 666? No, said Intel Corp.s
Doug Steffen, who works on the chip makers PC motherboard team.
The real-time clock, BIOS and operating system in a PC or server will not read the date
numeral series as 9999, Steffen said. Instead, they will interpret it as 090999.