What is Y2K?
software programmers use two digits for year rather than four
Problem was real, but intensive effort starting in 1998 mitigates crisis
Fear of Y2K alerts Americans to how depedent they had become on digital technology
Measure extent of concern through popular culture
Why disaster was averted
Positive developments that come out of Y2K
Turns out to be a wake up call for protecting systems against new threat: terrorism
- 2/24 Why Y2K?
- Y2k: Much Ado About Nothing? http://retroreport.org/y2k-much-ado-about-nothing/
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