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Checks - Nathan
January 16th, 2006
11:08 pm
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I remember when checks used to have the date field preprinted with "19__", and noticing when they stopped (not soon enough, at the rate I used checks).

As I am slowly accepting that this is the 21st century... will they ever switch back to preprinting "20__"? Or was "19__" an artifact of the beginning of preprinted checks, never to be repeated?

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Date:January 17th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
(not soon enough, at the rate I used checks).

Same here. Sometime around September of 1999 I recall saying "hey! my checks aren't Y2K compliant!". I still had at least 75 left. I was still crossing off the "19" and writing in the year until sometime in 2001.

To answer your actual question though... I dunno, maybe they're expecting our current checks to last into the NEXT century? None of mine have it in there. I usually just write, for ex, "1/16/06". 20 not required :)
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Date:January 17th, 2006 11:03 am (UTC)
It's bad design to have the first 2 year #'s in the date. I think they realized this because of Y2K. I doubt it's coming back....
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Date:January 17th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
Why is it bad design?
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Date:January 17th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
I agree with awfief. The 19__ was bad design and they realized their mistake. I doubt it's coming back. And like awfief, I also tend to write the date as MM/DD/YY on my checks.
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