Y2K, will we get there on time? joint hearing before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Technology of the Committee on Science and the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, and hearings before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, September 29, 1998, joint hearing; October 2, 6, and 7, 1998, Committee on Transportation. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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  • Year 2000 date conversion (Computer systems) -- United States.,
  • Transportation -- United States -- Data processing.

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ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Technology., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 653 p. :
Number of Pages653
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Open LibraryOL17702646M
ISBN 100160597153

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spends much of worldwide Y2K. The “Millennium Bug,” or Y2K as it is commonly known, arose when experts in the early days of computing cut the code that designated the year from four digits to two, which changed “   Y2K is an abbreviation for the “millennium bug.” It literally means “Year ” In brief, the Y2K computer problem is simply that, in the ’60s and ’70s, and even into the ’90s, when computer memory was costly, most programmers used only two digits to designate a year when writing software, so they wrotefor example, as simply “”.

People line up at a bank in Hong Kong to get cash before the millennium rollover. (Robyn Beck/Getty Images) On December 29th,there was a large credit card machine outage in the United Kingdom.

This was framed as the first sign of y2k-poacalypse. This was it, the beginning of the end as far as some were : Louis Anslow. In the months leading up tothere were genuine concerns within the IT world about the Y2K bug, and a subsequent concerted effort to avoid widespread problems when ‘99.

We're talking about the Y2K problem, looking back into the yearwhen, at this time, we thought that New Year's Eve, a week later, there might be a Y2K problem around the world. And we. "They're doing what all project leaders do: Until it's late, it's on time," says Peter de Jager, a Y2K consultant.

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Americans didn’t descend into. As we have stated many times,we don't believe anyone understands for sure what will occur in January as a result of the Y2K problem.

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'We'll probably get through this,' no one Author: Andy Beckett. There's no need to head for the hills. The sky is not falling. We know what the problem is and we know how to fix it." Walker also urged participants not to panic or believe the many rumors and unsupported allegations that have been attributed to the Y2K problem: "I.

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(All, which, I’m sure, were thrown immediately into the bargain bin. "If we lose power, the Y2K problem is manifested a hundredfold." links to other Y2K sites, and books and videos from Y2K experts such as computer book author Ed .Get your computer Y2K ready The most common operating system on PCs is Microsoft Windows.

All of the latest Windows 98 packages are able to cope with the bug, as are most existing versions of.

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