Re: UMI Dissertation Abstracts

David Carlisle <> writes:

> The official reason given for this policy change:
>   TeX/LaTeX unlike SGML is not Y2K compliant
> Huh?
> This must be the daftest reason imaginable.

I suspect that the misunderstanding arose this way: They were running a
vintage 1991 version of PCTeX or something similar and whoever they
consulted about it said that it would probably not work on January 1
2000, without explaining that the principal reason for the failure would
be the OS rather than the application.

Received on Wednesday, 7 July 1999 13:10:58 UTC