The Y2K problem...the Y2K glitch...the millennium bug. Whatever you call it, it is the inability of some computers and computerized systems to correctly recognize dates after December 31, 1999. Many products have microchips that have been programmed to process only the last two digits of a year on the assumption that the first two would be one and nine. As a result, 98 is read as 1998, and 00 could be read as 1900 instead of 2000.
Y 2 Care About Y2K: Checklist
How do you know if you will encounter Y2K problem? I have prepared the following checklist to help you avoid being bitten by the millennium bug.
If you have a personal computer, PC software, fax machine, camcorder, camera, digital wristwatch, monitored security system or Global Positioning System unit, check the manufacturer’s web site or contact the manufacturer to see whether your product has the potential for a Y2K problem.
Make a list of your other household...