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Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 13:09:01 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Quinton Jansen 
To: ietf@ietf.org
Subject: Java has a similar problem to the 2000-year problem

"TIME IS ON JAVA'S SIDE (*Information Week*, 19 May 1997, p. 12)

Sun Microsystems acknowledged last week that the Java programming language
has a year-2000-like date error: It will run out of dates in the year
292271023.  Yes, that's roughly 292 million years from now.  James Gosling,
creator of Java, insists a team of engineers is rushing to fix the problem.
"We can't be certain Java will be around that long," he kids, "but then
again, we can't take any chances."

In case you were wondering, the year 292271023 is the estimated date for the
year 2000 fix at the IRS."
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