At 15:57 1997.05.27 +0200, you wrote:

>Most new equipment that is coming in, is, IMHO new kit that is Y2k
>compliant, the problem almost invariably lies not with primarily with the
>hardware but rather with the software. (All those stripped '19's)

Indeed. The application software can be donated too. Worse, it may have been
given by programmers who have moved on to other countries, without leaving
the source behind.



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