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.
December 2, 1998
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January 7, 2000