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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem

The Year 2000 problem, also known as the Y2K problem, the Millennium bug, the Y2K bug, or Y2K, is a class of computer bugs related to the formatting and storage of calendar data for dates beginning in the year 2000. Problems were anticipated, and arose, because twentieth-century software often represented the  ...

www.vpcalendar.net/the-y2k-disaster-that-never-was.html

The Y2K Disaster That Never Was. In 1999, everyone was anticipating the arrival of the new millennium. January 1, 2000 was the day that our entire lives were going to be changed. The fear was that all of the computers that everyone depended on would malfunction. People also feared that our luxuries would be destroyed ...

www.quora.com/Why-were-the-people-so-scared-of-the-Y2K-bug

Y2K is the most popular and dangerous bug in the history of computer world. Read this (source : Wikipedia) When 1 January 2000 arrived, there were problems g...

www.nytimes.com/1999/02/09/business/fear-of-the-year-2000-bug-is-a-problem-too.html

Feb 9, 1999 ... The growing questions about behavior management highlight a paradox that computer programmers were among the first to realize: The Year 2000 computer problem, also known as the Millennium Bug and Y2K, probably should have been called something like the Pogo Syndrome after the old comic strip ...

www.britannica.com/technology/Y2K-bug

The Y2K problem was not limited to computers running conventional software, however. Many devices containing computer chips, ranging from elevators to temperature-control systems in commercial buildings to medical equipment, were believed to be at risk, which necessitated the checking of these “embedded systems” ...

time.com/3645828/y2k-look-back

Dec 31, 2014 ... So it's no wonder people were worried. Though we might make fun of them a little , looking back, we can also sympathize — and, even 15 years later, TIME's suggestion for how to spend New Year's Eve 1999 sounds pretty good. “After a season of Y2K anxiety and millenarian doomsaying, condensed ...

www.thoughtco.com/the-y2k-bug-1779442

Aug 29, 2017 ... The Y2K (Year 2000) problem came to exist culturally because of a fear that computers would fail when their clocks were meant to update to January 1, 2000. Because computers were programmed to automatically assume the date began with "19" as in "1977" and "1988," people feared that when the date ...

www.techrepublic.com/blog/classics-rock/y2k-the-new-years-disaster-that-never-happened

Jan 2, 2009 ... Although nothing came of it, there was legitimate fear — most of it based on ignorance, technological fear, and religious fervor. This video does a good job of showing what a lot of what people were thinking during the run up. Sadly subsequent parts also include a weak attempt to inject some conspiracy ...

www.eonline.com/news/541614/remember-when-everyone-thought-the-world-was-going-to-end-with-y2k

May 15, 2014 ... The government spent billions to exterminate the Millennial Bug, insurance companies sold Y2K plans, and alarmists stockpiled canned goods in ... Y2K GIF. REMEMBER WHEN...Titanic and Leo DiCaprio were the kings of the box office? How We Remember It. Jenna Mullins, E! Loves Editor: "My family ...