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Why Y2K?

Lecture Outline: 

Why Y2K

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

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