There are plenty of web sites that show off nutty or nonsense news items. This is another of those.
From CanadaEast Breaking News on 25 Jun 2004, comes a story about the death of computer pioneer Bob Bemer.
Computer pioneer Bob Bemer, who published Y2K warnings in '70s, dies at 78
POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE, Texas (AP) - Bob Bemer, a computer pioneer who published warnings of the Y2K problem in the early 1970s and helped invent a widely used coding system, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 84.
OK, so was he 78, or was he 84? Never mind living in a place called Possum Kingdom Lake. Later in the article, we learn that Bemer was indeed 84 years old.
Born Feb. 8, 1920, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Bemer began his programming career in 1949,....
I find it odd, however, that the report of the death of a man who predicted the Y2K computer year bug would in fact have a year error...