Letter: Blame for 2000 bug

Sir: Professor A S Milton (Letters, 22 September) tells us that the problem of computers failing to recognise the date in the year 2000 is entirely the responsibility of the computer industry. The problem is not one of hardware but of software; and, in the same issue of The Independent, we learn that Bill Gates, the king of Microsoft, will soon become a trillionaire! Are we living in virtual reality?


Strathclyde, Scotland