The y2k solution: run for your life but it brings him one step closer to his own solution to the greatest computer glitch in history - the year 2000 bug with more than 20 years of computer. They called this the great y2k scare the scare consisted of the fear that the entire computer systems were going to fail on new year's eve 1999 this is because computer memory space was pricey then and memory was saved by using two digits for the date instead four. Why did the us government think welfare recipients with no prior computer education were ideally suited for training to fix the y2k bug what happened on y2k what will happen if java is removed from the world. Y2k was big business for floyd county, virginia april 2002 by rick ross floyd virginia -- john hammell claimed that the world would plunge into chaos due to a coming 2000 computer bug (y2k) meltdown. City folk worried about y2k bug head for the hills in virginia by david reed, associated press, 05/21/99 floyd, va - john hammell believes miami will be a dangerous place to live if the year 2000 computer bug plunges civilization into chaos.
Y2k compliance is basically the ability of a computer to be able to process the year 2000 during the y2k scare, it was believed that non-y2k compliant electronics would fail after january 1st, 2000 because of the y2k bug and cause a kind of global blackout. Home us politics world business tech health time health motto entertainment science newsfeed living sports history the time vault y2k by frances romero. Everything about y2k and the year 2000 incident learn the answers to your questions here history of the y2k computer glitch the story of the y2k bug. In hindsight, the y2k scare wasn't nearly as devastating as we all feared but looking back to a decade ago, there was a high level of anxiety in the air through the last wintry months of 1999, people didn't really know what to expect would missiles begin a war games chain of events.
Now, as fears of the computer bug and its consequences have faded, last year's prophets of doom find themselves retreating rapidly from end of the world hypertalk for example, a year ago one of the leading christian alarmists, gary north, was describing y2k as the biggest problem the modern world has ever faced. This computer bug leads to a different outcome of a fairly insignificant, at least nowdays, event that took place in the otl, y2k was just another scare about how the world would've ended if our computers stopped working. The computer bug reshaped the tech industry, and the rest of corporate america, in lasting ways y2k helped bring tech managers to greater prominence within their organizations, and it arguably. Not only was y2k a real threat narrowly averted, but it is still having major effects on the economy it also continues to change how we look at technology for the fifth anniversary of y2k, we look at the history and the legacy of the millennium bug.
Y2k scare worth it say authors press report today said americans spent $100 billion correcting potential computer snafus—with averting a crisis the author of y2k: the millennium bug:. 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 many programs represented four-digit years with only the final two digits — making. These days, however, the biggest reminder of y2k comes perhaps from tv reruns of the cult classic film, office space, which had depressed computer specialist peter gibbons, played by ron. The year 2000 problem (also known as y2k, the millennium bug, and a number of other names) refers to the predicted repercussions of a design flaw in much mainframe computer software, which became a public concern during the 1990s since it threatened to cause havoc in data centers around the world at the changeover from 1999 to 2000.
As 2000 approached, the world focused on potential dangers, including a computer bug that some feared could lead to disastrous computer failures special series the year 2000 scare. There was no y2k virus scare y2k was a serious concern and massive amounts of money was spent to eliminate the problem here's the bug: long ago, computer memory. The very cause of the bug, the inability of computer systems to recognize the year 2000, literally signifies the end of time for the computer so in the case of the y2k bug, the motif of the end of time so central to eschatology, is displaced and concretized in the form of a computer glitch.
Y2k bug, also called year 2000 bug or millennium bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000 (in metric measurements k stands for thousand) after more than a year of. The new millennium blues the crux of the y2k problem the millenium bug became a source of the video guide gives an overview of y2k, the history of computing. The y2k bug was a computer flaw, or bug, that may have caused problems when dealing with dates beyond december 31, 1999 the flaw, faced by computer programmers and users all over the world on january 1, 2000, is also known as the millennium bug (the letter k, which stands for kilo (a unit of. Ultimately, the fear of y2k will probably result in more chaos than the computer problem itself if things continue as they have this last year, by the end of next year there will be massive panic in the industrialized nations, resulting in bank runs, a stock market crash and a severe recession/depression.