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Pierwsza ofiara roku 2000
Mam ciekawostke - jest już pierwsza ofiara "Problemu 2000".
Przypominam, że w Progressie problem ten jest już dawno rozwiązany, a
co z tego wynika - wszystkie Progressowe aplikacje powinny gładko
przejść przez rok 2000.
Więcej o Progressie:
Podaję za ComputerWorld US:
Fruit store finds year 2000 isn't so sweet
A Michigan produce store has filed what is believed to be the first
year 2000-related lawsuit, because its cash registers crash when
customers uses credit cards with year 2000 expiration dates.
Produce Palace International, in Warren, Mich., filed suit in early
July against Tec-America Corp. and local service vendor All American
Cash Register, Inc. in Macomb County Circuit Court. The store owners,
Mark Yarsike and Sam Katz, claim the companies sold a defective
computer system they knew they couldn't fix. The lawsuit asks for
about $100,000 in damages for the cost of the computer and tens of
thousands of dollars for lost business.
"Someone fills the cart up, comes to the cash register and finds their
card is rejected, and they're embarrassed and angry," said Brian
Parker, Produce Palace International's attorney. "[The store owners]
lose the customers for the rest of their business life."
Parker said the owners of the upscale fruit and vegetable store now
reject credit card transactions from customers with cards bearing year
2000 expiration dates. They are losing 30% to 40% of their business as
a result, he said. "If you go somewhere where it's easy to get in and
get out, you'll shop there regularly. People aren't going to that
place," he said, referring to his clients' store.
The store's computer, installed in 1995, has crashed more than 100
times, rendering 10 cash registers useless during the crashes, Parker
said. Officials from Tec-America and All American Cash Register didn't
return phone calls seeking comment, but Parker said the companies are
still working on a fix.
Attorney Dean Morehous Jr. at Thelen Marrin Johnson & Bridges in San
Francisco said the Produce Palace International case is the first
lawsuit filed citing problems based on the year 2000 problem.
"This is likely to be the first of several lawsuits that has something
to do with year 2000," said Morehous, who doesn't represent either
side of the Produce Palace lawsuit but has followed the millennium bug
issue closely as chair of his firm's technology practice group.
Morehous said other potential cases may allege that a company failed
to disclose the cost of fixing a year 2000 bug for its product. Some
businesses, he added, might find it too expensive to fix the problem,
so they will consider suing the vendor.
Morehous said the Produce Palace suit features two interesting issues:
"It involves relatively recent hardware and software, and that debunks
the myth that the year 2000 problem applies only to legacy and
mainframe systems," he said. "The other is there's an allegation that
there was a misrepresentation [about] whether the system could be made
year 2000-compliant. That's a serious claim to make, and other vendors
may have to deal with those types of claims."
Pawel Dobrzynski, CSBI Progress Department
Computer Systems for Business International SA
ul. Plowiecka 1, PL 04-501 Warszawa, POLAND
phone: (+48-22) 673-16-80 fax: (+48-22) 612-31-22