What Really Happened in Y2K | Martyn Thomas

Martyn Thomas; What Really Happened in Y2K; Gresham College; 2017-04-04.
Martyn Thomas is Professor Martyn Thomas CBE, Gresham College.

Abstract

As the year 2000, ‘Y2K’ – approached, many feared that computer programs storing year values as two-digit figures (such as 99) would cause problems. There is a widespread belief that the millennium bug was a myth, invented by rapacious consultants as a way to make money. What was the truth? What, if anything, happened? Have we learnt all the right lessons?

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