[ntp:questions] 100 Years of Macintosh

Marc Brett marc at fordson.demon.co.uk
Thu Jan 1 17:10:07 UTC 2004


100 Years of Macintosh 
Posted by pudge on Thursday January 01, @03:00AM

from the happy-birthday dept.

Zero seconds on the Mac OS system clock is January 1, 1904. The Mac OS
epoch hits 100 years ... now. That's assuming you live in the Pacific
time zone, anyway: the Mac OS epoch is unique in that it is time
zone-specific. Of course, none of this applies unless you are running
Mac OS, and all you Mac users are using Mac OS X, right? (Geek note:
the Mac OS epoch is unsigned, which is why it can count over 100 years
from 0 seconds, and 32-bit Unix can't, though it can count backward to

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