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It's 9/9/99 and we're still here

Sept. 9, 1999, the date seen by many as a dress rehearsal for Y2K, is passing without incident.

Sept. 9, 1999, the date viewed as a dress rehearsal for gauging how well companies might be prepared for the year 2000, is passing without incident. Worries arose because programmers once used the 9999 string, which represents 9/9/99, as a shut down command.

Early today, U.S. officials provided assurance that the North American power grid had experienced no failures. Some 500 power utilities throughout the U.S. and Canada participated in a concerted drill coordinated by the North American Electric Reliability Council.

International markets also appear to be weathering the date change without incident. While many countries took precautions, including Japan, reports of trouble haven’t surfaced.

See the Reuters story on Yahoo! for more.

Sept. 9, 1999, the date viewed as a dress rehearsal for gauging how well companies might be prepared for the year 2000, is passing without incident. Worries arose because programmers once used the 9999 string, which represents 9/9/99, as a shut down command.

Early today, U.S. officials provided assurance that the North American power grid had experienced no failures. Some 500 power utilities throughout the U.S. and Canada participated in a concerted drill coordinated by the North American Electric Reliability Council.

International markets also appear to be weathering the date change without incident. While many countries took precautions, including Japan, reports of trouble haven’t surfaced.

See the Reuters story on Yahoo! for more.
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