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Y2K Bug Bites Close to Home for Gore

January 04, 2000|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Al Gore helped lead the federal response to Y2K, but that doesn't mean his own Internet operations went bug-free.

The computer glitch took a tiny bite out of Gore's campaign Web site. The glitch came inside his "virtual town hall," where a message from a supporter was dated Jan. 3, 19100. When 1999 became 2000, some computers decided that the year following 1999 is 19-100.

Gore's campaign explained that the mistake was visible only on computers using a certain type of browser and that it was quickly fixed.

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