As the new millenium approaches the biggest fear everyone has is over the Y2K bug. Y2K stands for y=year 2K=two thousand. The fear is that on Dec. 31, 1999 at twelve o’ clock all computers around the world will go crazy. Every mechanical device that is computer controlled could go on the ‘fritz’. Social Security checks could be cancelled along with car payments, mortgages could read 100 years. Telephone conversations could be calculated mistakenly
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clock strikes midnight on December 31, 1999. What will happen? The fear is when the lights go out looting, rioting, and a wide spread panic will sweep across not only the U.S. but around the world. We can only wait and pray that all our fears and predictions will be wrong.
1. Paul, Taylor. “Year 2000: A $600BN Headache” Financial Times 8 Jan. 1997 SIRS, 28 Oct. 1999
2. Johnson, Dwayne. “When The Clock Strikes 2000…” Sun Sentenial 3 Nov. 1996 SIRS, 28 Oct. 1999