People act like the year 2000 problem is a new disaster brought about
by our technological age, but the world doesn't change. It's only the
details that change. Believe it or not, civilization faced the same problem
2000 years ago...
Are you still working on the Y zero K problem? This change from BC
to AD is giving us a lot of headaches, and we haven't much time left.
I don't know how people will cope with working the wrong way around.
Having been working downwards forever, now we have to start thinking
upwards. You'd think that someone would have thought of it earlier and
not left it to us to sort out at the last minute.
I spoke to Caesar the other evening. He was livid that Julius hadn't
done something about it when he was sorting out the calendar. He said
he could see why Brutus turned nasty. We called in Consultus, but he
said that continuing downwards using minus BC won't work, and as usual
he charged a fortune for doing nothing useful. Surely we won't have
to throw out all of our hardware and start again? Macrohard will make
yet another fortune out of this, I'm sure.
Of course, the money lenders are paranoid. They've been told that all
usary rates will invert and they'll have to pay their clients to take
out loans. It's an ill wind...
As for myself, I just can't see the sand in the hourglass flowing upwards.
I heard that there are three wise men in the east working on the problem,
but unfortunately they won't arrive until it's all over.
I also heard that there are plans to stable all horses at midnight
at the turn of the year as people fear they will stop and try to run
backwards, causing immense damage to chariots and possible loss of life.
Some say the world will cease to exist at the moment of transition.
Anyway, we're still continuing to work on this blasted Y zero K problem.
I'll send a parchment to you if anything further develops. If you have
any ideas, please let me know.