Since this year (1998) in effect is known as "98", and next
year is "99", will it help anyone to simply regard the year 2000
as "100", the next number in the sequence?
I'm a (former) programmer, been studying y2k for a while,
this idea just struck me, and I'm surprised I've never seen
Perhaps there is no value.. but maybe someone out there
will find it useful to be able to expand to only 3 digits rather
than 4? Or create some other work-around?
Other ways to look at it: 1900 has become year "0"
(shouldn't cause any problems). Also consider the day
following 12/31/99 would be 1/1/100.
Perhaps on forms that are stuck with "19__" we can
write in or enter "100". (just ignore the "19")
Ah, it's a fun thing to think about anyway.