ddt writes: "Raise your glasses of champagne in a toast at midnight. The time(2) system call turns 40 tonight, and is now officially "over the hill". It's dutifully keeping track of time for clueful operating systems since January 1, 1970."
Murphy's Law, that brash proletarian restatement of Godel's Theorem.
-- Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"