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15 May
Year 292271023 bug in Java

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 15 May 97 19:50:27 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Year 292271023 bug in Java

Forwarded-by: Neil Groundwater <neil.groundwater@Central.Sun.COM>



Sun Microsystems Inc. today acknowledged the Year 292 Million Bug in the
Java computer language, which could cause problems for Social Security
recipients and millions of other computer-dependent users in 292271023

Dr. James Gosling, the inventor of Java, divulged the problem and
hastened to add that a team of specialists is now at work attempting to
solve the problem sometime within the next 292,271 millennia.

"We can't be certain Java will be around that long," said Gosling,
inventor of Java. "But then again, we can't take any chances. Two
hundred and ninety two million-plus years may seem like a long time for
a species. But relatively speaking, in astronomical terms, it's
nothing." Added Gosling, "I don't mean to brag, but Java is taking on a
life of its own. We do see it as the computing platform of the 21st
century and well beyond."

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or 408-343-1630.

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