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  Year 2000 problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The year 2000 problem (also known as the Y2K problem and the millennium bug) was a flaw in computer program design that caused some date-related processing to operate incorrectly for dates and times on and after January 1, 2000.
Y2K (or Y2k) was the common slang for the year 2000 problem.
Despite magazine articles on the subject from 1970 onwards, the majority of programmers only started recognizing Y2K as a looming problem in the mid-1990s, but even then, inertia and complacency caused it to be mostly ignored until the last few years of the decade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Y2K   (3091 words)

 Y2K-status   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The responsible bodies for Y2K problem in Republic of Macedonia is National Y2K Co-ordination Unit as national coordination body under the Ministry of Science and National Committee 2000 responsible for developing and implementation of National Action Plan and Y2K legislation.
The low for the Y2K readiness on the organizations/institutions/companies is proposed and ratify by the Macedonian Government on 16 of July 1999 that points on Y2K preparedness and nessesserity of contingency plans in purpose to keep continuity of the business and services.
Since December 1999, National Y2K Command Center (NY2KCC) is formed to monitor the situations in the essential companies being in on–line contact with their Command Centers, answering the already established SOS telephone line, conduct community ongoing risks, collecting data, controlling and coordinating the use of resources at the essential institutions, etc.
www.y2k.gov.mk /Y2K-status.htm   (2243 words)

 USCM | Y2K Compliance Survey
Information on funds spent on Y2K compliance prior to FY98 was provided by 168 cities; their spending ranged from $500 to $19 million and, for the group, totaled $90.8 million.
Funds for Y2K compliance have been budgeted for FY99 by 139 of the cities; their spending ranged from $1,000 to $32.2 million and, for the group, totaled $164 million.
Y2K fixes for public safety have yet to be distributed by the vendor (Tiburon).
www.mayors.org /uscm/y2k/y2kfindings.html   (15460 words)

 EQUIPPED TO SURVIVE (tm) - Year 2000 / Y2K Bug — Is The Sky Falling?
Y2K is a real problem and it will continue to suck up resources as companies and government agencies scramble to reduce or eliminate their and the public's exposure and as individuals spend time and money coping with the bug.
The fact that the Y2K bug only became common knowledge and a household topic of conversation fairly recently, despite being a topic of concern among computer types for many years, only exacerbates this crisis mentality and adds to the sense of impending doom, feeding the panic.
Y2K related failures may come as a big surprise on occasion, but life will go on and solutions will be found, either by replacement or fixes, or sometimes we may just discover we don't really need it anymore.
www.equipped.com /y2k.htm   (2965 words)

With Y2K or a natural disaster, in terms of tangible things like having food, having water, or having a place to go, it's also predicated on the fact that something *may* happen.
With Y2K, there is a definite hockey stick curve on awareness and information and we are just now on the up swing of the curve.
My site was designed to give women, many of whom have little or no computer experience, information on what Y2K is and what they can do to protect themselves and their families, particularly since most women (single, married, young or old!) are still the ones that have primary responsibility for their homes.
www.scambusters.org /Scambusters26.html   (2155 words)

 Year 2000 Home Page
The "Y2K problem" concerned computers, computer chips and software that may not properly recognize or process dates after December 31, 1999.
In addition there were certain other specific dates that may have been troublesome (such as February 29, 2000).
The database allowed you to search for any specific item of biomedical equipment, and determine its compliance status, and the effect of a "non-compliance".
www.fda.gov /cdrh/yr2000/year2000.html   (216 words)

 Y2K Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Y2K bug was a clicking time bomb for all major computer applications.
IT companies around the world spent billions of dollars to go through their entire application source code to look for the Y2K bug and fix it.
Finally when the big day came, many utilities and other companies switched off their main computers and put the backup computers on work.
www.y2ktimebomb.com   (293 words)

 perl.com: Y2K Compliance
Whether such things survive the courts in the litigational feeding frenzy certain to ensue in a couple of years is something that remains to be seen.
The first lie routinely recounted is that the Y2K problem historically derived from expensive computers of yesteryear whose memory was so dear that programmers maintained dates in a two-digit format to keep costs under control.
Nevertheless, as spokes-organization for the Perl freeware movement, we feel compelled to point out that Perl is every bit as Y2K compliant as the C language upon which its interfaces are based, and in which the Perl compiler and interpreter are themselves written.
www.perl.com /pub/a/1999/01/y2k.html   (1870 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: WashTech
Known in geek-speak as "Y2K," the glitch has become the top management concern at many organizations, dominating boardroom discussions and forcing the postponement or cancellation of other business projects.
The Y2K problem stems from the fact that millions of electronic devices – from mainframe computers that process payroll checks to heart monitors in hospital intensive-care units – were programmed to process only the last two digits of a year, assuming that the first two would be 1 and 9.
That convention was first adopted as a cost-saving measure decades ago when computer memory was at a premium and every character counted; later on, many programmers continued to use the two-digit date shortcut through force of habit.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/washtech/longterm/y2k/overview.htm   (1518 words)

 Y2K Task Force Issues
With roughly 180 billion lines of software code worldwide, and millions of embedded chips that either need to be replaced or the equipment in which they reside scrapped, the scale of the technological and managerial challenge at hand is increasingly clear.
In the United States, the media, a growing group of Y2K consultants, and the Congress and administration have drawn attention to Y2K as a national emergency.
CSIS is establishing a Y2K Risk Assessment Task Force that will address the way in which the interconnectivity between Y2K compliant and non-compliant systems may affect prospects for national and international economic stability and security at the turn of the century.
www.csis.org /html/y2k.html   (557 words)

 Computer Stupidities: Y2K
I have a friend who is convinced that the Y2K bug is going to kill cars dead in their tracks.
Our organization wanted all users to test for Y2K errors by having the systems set to one minute before midnight, Dec 31, 1999, and verify that there was a correct roll-over.
When I was still in the military, back in 1999, I was on the Y2K compliance committee that the base formed.
rinkworks.com /stupid/cs_y2k.shtml   (1441 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Y2K   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Y2K", while some may think it's outdated due to its title, is still an entertaining read.
She falls for the CEO of a company that has developed a software application designed to fix parts of the dreaded Y2K problem.
Although the days of Y2K are now behind us, this is still a good read for fans of techno-thrillers.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0812568672?v=glance   (849 words)

 Introduction to the Y2K Clearinghouse
Additionally, Y2K compliant product information has been provided by manufacturers in response to the March 29, 1999, request from the Acting Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Inclusion of information in the Y2K Clearinghouse indicates that the manufacturer has certified to the Food and Drug Administration that the data is complete and accurate.
Data is posted to the Y2K Clearinghouse as it is received from the manufacturer.
www.fda.gov /cdrh/yr2000/y2kintro.html   (409 words)

 Y2K is an opportunity to change the world for the better   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Y2K is an opportunity to change the world for the better
The Year 2000 technology problem (Y2K) is an opportunity to change the world for the better.
This site explores Y2K as an opportunity to create better lives and a better world.
www.co-intelligence.org /Y2K.html   (176 words)

 Y2K Central: The Government
This Y2K site is by far the most interesting and extensive of all the government sites.
They were very critical of most government agencies, so if you think the feds have things under control, take a look at these transcripts and get ready to be alarmed.
Read about the Y2K compliance tests that all banks must take in order to renew their credentials with the federal government.
www.time.com /time/digital/y2k/thefeds.html   (290 words)

 Wired News: Y2K Watch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Yes, the Y2K computer problem appeared here and there, and experts say glitches may still occur.
The full impact of Y2K computer glitches won’t be clear until mid to late January, they say.
And with little to no contingency planning on the national level, this will be one country to watch when the clock strikes midnight.
www.wired.com /news/y2k   (784 words)

 Sock monkeys save the world from Y2K!!!
For those of you who were too hopped up on goof balls during the late 1990's to remember much of anything, I will give a little background information.
The Y2K bug was a metaphorical time bomb pre-programmed into hundreds of millions of the world's computer chips.
It was my hypothesis that if a billion sock monkeys worked on a billion computers, all the faulty code could be re-written before the onset of Y2K.
www.sock-monkey.com /y2k.html   (515 words)

 Year 2000 Research Center - Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Besides articles and a list of Y2K resources, there is a Questionnaire To Assess Year 2000 Compliance, that is not only useful to monitor your organization's progress but also affiliated organizations and institutions.
The OECD is a Paris-based intergovernmental organization whose purpose is to provide its 29 Member countries with a forum in which governments can compare their experiences, discuss the problems they share and seek solutions which can then be applied within their own national contexts.
Y2K resources focusing on Alberta, Canada, and the education sector in general.
www.cio.com /forums/y2k/resources.html   (2022 words)

 American RadioWorks - The Surprising Legacy of Y2K
Not only was Y2K a real threat narrowly averted, but it is still having major effects on the economy.
For the fifth anniversary of Y2K, we look at the history and the legacy of the millennium bug.
With the benefit of hindsight, we see that the economic impact of Y2K on America was far greater than the $100 billion-plus government and business spent on fixing the computer glitch.
americanradioworks.publicradio.org /features/y2k   (157 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Y2K -- It's Already Too Late   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While many argue that the Y2K bug is mostly hype, this book makes it impossible not to wonder what's going to happen when the ball drops on December 31, 1999.
This is the original Y2K novel and while all the nonfiction "prepare for doom" books are now firestarting material, this book should remain popular for years to come.
In other words, in order for Y2K to cause such a spill, it would have to eliminate the power---and there was NO reason to believe that would happen.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0966438701?v=glance   (1564 words)

 Y2K (1999/I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
is the star of Y2K (aka Terminal Countdown) and he does a very credible job, as usual.
Considering how ruthless the Drug Lord's soldiers are, their role as heroes later in the movie is a bit of a letdown.
The movie has some more twists, and while it is a low-budget movie, all of the cast members give a sincere effort and Y2K delivers some action, some suspense, and it is interesting and pretty good.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0196221   (482 words)

 Everything2000 - the Millennium Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We cover millennium bug survival and solution providers, also known as the y2k computer bug, new year's eve 1999 parties and celebrations, millennium moms and millenium babies, travel and destinations related to the milennium, and products like countdown clocks, champagne, champagne glasses, and t-shirts for all of your new years shopping needs.
Beyond these topics you will also find humor about the milenium in Bugs 2000, news stories about upcoming new years eve events, and entertainment updates about what is happening in the United States and the rest of the world on December 31st, 1999.
Our y2k problem information is very helpful as well and will point you in the right direction to y2k compliance.
www.everything2000.com   (215 words)

 AS/400 Y2K Millennium Solution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MS4 is a comprehensive and cost-effective tool designed to ensure your AS/400 applications are Y2K compliant with minimal time, resources and expense.
MS4 has been specifically designed to allow AS/400 users to simply and quickly overcome the Y2K millennium problem and avoid costly and time consuming system changes.
As there are no changes to screens or reports, your users will see no difference in your business applications only the correct sequencing of pre and post millennium dates.
www.topgold.com /y2k   (162 words)

 CPSR - document_view   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
CPSR believes that governments and organizations worldwide must immediately address the very serious threat posed to individuals, organizations, governments, and economies by the Year 2000 computer problem, a threat that could disrupt our economic and social systems.
We are pleased to announce the CPSR Winter Newsletter devoted to Y2K.
We seek to foster a sense of urgency at all levels local, national and global, while helping the public and the media understand and prepare for the impact of the Y2k problem.
www.cpsr.org /program/y2k   (350 words)

 ERRI Y2K Contingency Planning and Domestic Preparedness Page
Computer expert and Y2K analyst, Peter de Jager, is today thanking all of those people who have worked so hard to repair any potential Year2000 transition problems.
Robert Bennett, the chairman of a Senate panel that studied the Y2K technology challenge, said the United States and its allies should be on guard for both physical and computer-generated attacks timed to coincide with the new year.
Another emergency responder and Y2K analyst said that a NBC News official had told him that the movie is intended to be a fictionalized and "light-hearted" look at the problem, and that NBC will provide "hard news" and "real facts" about the problem in other news coverage, not associated with the program.
www.emergency.com /y2kpage.htm   (5234 words)

 infoDev - Year 2000 Initiative
The World Bank's Information for Development Program (infoDev) has developed an overall Y2K strategy to remedy the most potentially serious disruptions at the turn of the year 2000 and help governments in its client countries manage the risks.
At the request of client countries, expert teams will be dispatched to assess Y2K problems and to provide advice on the magnitude of the problem and the possible solutions and funding sources for any remediation effort.
As part of the Y2K initiative, high-level national and regional seminars took place from June to October 1998 in developing countries.
www.worldbank.org /y2k   (406 words)

 Internet Society (ISOC) All About The Internet: Issues Year 2000
We all know now that there were no major problems during the Y2K transition around the world, though there were a number of interesting and amusing incidents.
Furthermore, our Y2K reparation experience enabled us to quickly fix those systems that had been overlooked or inadvertently skipped when the rest were fixed or upgraded.
However, we include them since the Internet can be indirectly affected by the success various vendors have in making their equipment, software, and services Y2K compliant.
www.isoc.org /internet/issues/y2000   (503 words)

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