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Many of you probably saw the June 2 cover story of Newsweek detailing the nightmare of preventing the coming Year 2000 computer crisis (also known as the Millennium Bug). You’d have to read pretty carefully, however, to see any mention of Macintosh systems in the article. The collected stories and sidebars detailing the software bug in the country’s technological infrastructure that render current computer systems unable to discriminate between the years 1900 and 2000 did feature two photos of Macs, but only one sentence addressed Apples directly. In a sidebar explaining that most home PCs won’t be effected (internally) by the turn of the century, a brief statement was made that current Macs recognize dates up to 2040. (A note, however: your Mac system will be fine, but some really old software applications may need to be updated. If you’re concerned, you still have a couple years to contact the software manufacturer.)
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