Reviewing the y2k issue with hindsight what became evident from looking into this matter that not only were the y2k fear proponents proven wrong once the year 2000 came and went, but very likely they cynically used the fear of y2k and themselves fanned the flames of y2k to increase their sales to begin, let us review what the y2k issue was. The year 2000 problem was the subject of the early book, computers in crisis by jerome and marilyn murray (petrocelli, 1984 reissued by mcgraw-hill under the title the year 2000 computing crisis in 1996) the first recorded mention of the year 2000 problem on a usenet newsgroup occurred on friday, 18 january 1985, by usenet poster spencer bolles.
Investigating the impact of the year 2000 problem senate special committee on the year 2000 technology problem 7 fifty years after the birth of the computer, y2k has developed into a worldwide collective crisis y2k, as the first challenge of the information age, must leave a legacy of increased awareness.
Y2k bug: y2k 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 after over a year of international alarm, few major failures occurred in the transition from december 31, 1999, to january 1, 2000. Strictly, ‘y2k’ is an abbreviation of ‘year 2000’ referring to the fact that the problem has been most commonly identified with the effect of the roll over from the year 1999 to the year 2000 the problem is also commonly termed ‘the millennium bug.
Why the year 2000 problem is an environmental issue by tom atlee september, 1998 this article explores how possible y2k-triggered disruptions relate to environmental and sustainability efforts it finds dangers and opportunities of immense importance (except for a brief introduction, this article assumes the reader is basically familiar with y2k. Before 2000, there was a problem known as the year 2000 (y2k) facing the computer-related functions, which was the abbreviation of a four-digit year into two digits since delta have to fix this issues, mullin convinced feld to take on the role of cio at delta until january 1,2000.
What is the y2k problem the cause of the y2k problem is pretty simple until recently, computer programmers have been in the habit of using two digit placeholders for the year portion of the date in their software.
The year 2000 problem also includes issues related to the fact that 2000 is a leap year this has not been recognised in a number of programs and systems although solving the year 2000 problem is simple in concept (namely, identifying the use of two-digit years and replacing them with four-digit years), doing so has proven to be time-consuming. Y2k chapter 1 introduction the year 2000 computer issue is defined by zetlin (1998) as “the result of a universal programming standard that records dates as six digits rather than eight, using only two digits for the year.