Date Sensitive Computing Problems: Understanding the Threat
NATIONAL CRISIS RESPONSE INST NASHVILLETN
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As the 2lst century approaches, widespread failures in computers and computer controlled equipment are predicted. The mechanism for these failures is called the millennium bug, or the year 2000 bug abbreviated as y2k bug. The results of many computer failures over a short period time will cause considerable social and economic disruptions. These failures and disruptions are hereafter referred to as the y2k technology crisis. There is more to this problem, however, than just technology. The technological failures will cause many non-technical problems as society reacts to the difficulties caused by the y2k bug. The y2k crisis, a combination of the technological and sociological problems, may be increased by superstition surrounding the year 2000 and the new millennium.
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