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Oops, Y2K: MS Press plans new pubs Jan 1900?

Of course, it might just have been part of the corporate testing procedures...

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As the witching hour approaches we must remember that Microsoft is going to be the victim of many a Y2K hoax or joke --but this one looks plausible. According to a Register tipster, earlier this week Microsoft Press Online's "Coming Soon" section was advertising several titles due to be published in, er, January 1900. The page doesn't show any 1900 titles now, but our informant sent us a copy of what he claims to have seen. Suspiciously, the three 1900 titles simply don't appear on the current version of the page. They are the MSCE Online Training Kits for Win2k Active Directory, Win2k Professional and Win2k Server, and their ISBN numbers are respectively 0-7356-1008-8, 0-7356-0953-5 and 0-7356-0954-3. One might speculate that if these three reappear for publication in January 2000 at some point over the next week or so, then it means Microsoft really is having some glitches with its Y2k rollover. But it could be a hoax or a hack, of course... ®

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