The Y2K bug
An article by Niclas Fogwall: © 2015


The Y2K bug, also known as the Millennium bug and The 2000 bug, was considered the doomsday of the high-tech world. Many crucial IT systems worldwide were based on the old Cobol programming language. The programmers had referred to years using two digits instead of four. Thus, 1999 would be referred to as 99 and 2000 as 00. According to experts, the millennium would start with giant system crashes that would destabilize whole societies. Many articles and books were written about the subject. Some people even started to bunker up food in preparation for a worst-case scenario. On January 1, 2000, IT personnel inspected their computer systems and found everything in order. Below are actual reviews from Amazon.com.

Y2K book December 2, 1998
Michael Hyatt not only gives you scenarios about what could and will happen, but he gives you sound advice and suggestions on how to be prepared for Jan. 1, 2000. Don't be the habitual procrastinator, read this book and be prepared for perhaps the single biggest crisis that will be felt globally. You will not want to put this book down once you've started it.

January 4, 2000
I'm glad I didn't buy it because it is now the year 2000 and I'm still here.

January 7, 2000
I certainly feel like a jack ass. I was a sheep like the rest of the country losing sleep over the Y2K situation. I bought the book after hearing the author on The Kevin and Bean show, read it, and became more fearful of what might happen. The author capitolized on fear and won. He got my money. I would not purchase a book from this author again. Looks like my book will be a good firestarter.




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