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The dangers of dabbling with dates

The dangers of dabbling with dates Elaborates on the Y2K problem from a slightly different kind of view, by examining how, for 2.5 millennia, astronomers, mathematicians and physicists, emperors, popes and politicians, have attempted to dabble in the calendar in differing ways. Looks at the Julian calendar, which was introduced in 45BC, and also at the Gregorian calendar (which was introduced in England on 14 September 1752), which caused riots in the streets. Uses Figures and highlighted boxes to aid in discussion. Predicts only a few IT systems failures will occur at the actual millennium date change. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Antidote Emerald Publishing

The dangers of dabbling with dates

The Antidote , Volume 4 (2): 3 – May 1, 1999

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1363-8483
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000006642
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Abstract

Elaborates on the Y2K problem from a slightly different kind of view, by examining how, for 2.5 millennia, astronomers, mathematicians and physicists, emperors, popes and politicians, have attempted to dabble in the calendar in differing ways. Looks at the Julian calendar, which was introduced in 45BC, and also at the Gregorian calendar (which was introduced in England on 14 September 1752), which caused riots in the streets. Uses Figures and highlighted boxes to aid in discussion. Predicts only a few IT systems failures will occur at the actual millennium date change.

Journal

The AntidoteEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 1999

Keywords: Systems management; Disaster planning; Disaster management

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