History works in ironic ways sometimes. Packet Sniffer recently heard from a mole deep within Microsoft that Rich Kaplan, the company's general manager, Pacific Northwest district, has made a quick Y2K about-face.
It seems that ten years ago he earned his living writing code to reduce digits from four down to two in an attempt to save companies money. Now he is in charge of Microsoft's Y2K project, where the idea is to get those two digits back up to four.
"It makes me laugh. He saved $US100,000 for the Hughes Corporation (in his former role)," the mole revealed.