The y2k bug was a computer flaw, or bug, that may have caused problems when dealing with dates beyond december 31, 1999 the flaw, faced by computer programmers and users all over the world on january 1, 2000, is also known as the millennium bug (the letter k, which stands for kilo (a unit of 1000), is commonly. The pop-culture panic leading up to the year 2000 did all the y2k tv movies, musical parodies, and animated homages make the problem worse. Y2k bug, also called year 2000 bug or millennium bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000 (in metric measurements k stands for thousand) after more than a year of international alarm,. Y2k problem (year 2000 problem) the inability of older hardware and software to recognize the century change in a date the reason they could not was the solution to this millennium bug required upgrading hardware to support four- digit years, converting files and databases to four-digit years and converting all the. This situation was sometimes referred to as the y2k problem or the millenium bug given the automation of modern life, some feared widespread and severe disruption to critical services as the year 1999 ticked over to the year 2000 alan simpson's page on the year 2000 computer problem is readable and short.
Description of y2k problem the year 2000 problem (y2k, millennium bug, millennium virus) came about due to programming practices involving the use of 6 digit dates (dd/mm/yy) vs 8 digit dates (dd/mm/yyyy) this results in the possibility of a date such as 31 being misinterpreted (is it 1931 or 2031) thus, any. Was time and money wasted on the millennium bug or did the lack of problems justify the preparation we don't seem to have suffered any ill effects from y2k issues, but still have one from the so-called gps rollover in august 99 our alarm clock gained an then on jan 1 2000 all was fine i'm glad it. The y2k fuss began years ahead of the date in question back in 1998, the phrase “y2k” (that's for “year two thousand,” for those of you who have repressed the memory) first appeared in time in a story that explained the problem thusly: “ the bug at the center of the year 2000 mess is fairly simple.
Vpcalendarnet has information about the y2k disaster that never was in 1999, everyone was anticipating the arrival of the new millennium january 1, 2000 was the day that our entire lives when the clocks and calendars did actually change to the year 2000, computers barely had any problems although there were. Reports proclaim that the year 2038 problem is going to cause computerised doom: here's what you need to know the biggest issue, like the y2k bug, is that computer systems that control crucial infrastructure stop working all at the same time planes crashing out of the sky millennium bug fails to bite.
Summary technical description it's called the year 2000 (y2k) problem, or the millennium bug, or the millennium time bomb it's a date-code time-bomb virus built into embedded chips over 30 years ago by programmers saving memory, and now unalterably set to go off january 1, 2000. This problem has been dubbed the “millennium bug” or year 2000 computer problem (y2k) this paper provides a current analysis of the situation contents i introduction 7 ii what is the millennium bug 8 iii what systems will be affected 9 a embedded systems 9 1 personal computers 10 2. There is no virus detected by this name by f-secure anti-virus products however , the media sometimes talks about the 'year 2000 virus', refering the problems computers will encounter when the two last digits of the current year change to 00 on the 1st of january, 2000.
Supposedly, on the first of january, 2000, the world was going to be destroyed by a computer glitch named the 'millennium bug' (also referred to as y2k or the year 2000 problem) whereby numerous computer systems would think the year was 1900 instead of 2000, resulting in planes falling out of the sky, satellites. The year 2000 problem, also known as the y2k problem, the millennium bug, the y2k bug, or y2k, is a class of computer bugs related to the formatting and storage of calendar data for dates beginning in the year 2000 problems were anticipated, and arose, because many programs represented four-digit years with only.
Introduction the year 2000 computer problem (the millennium bug, y2k crisis, time bomb 2000, etc) emerged from the common programmer's practice of the 1950s and 1960s that for representation of the year in computers they used two rather four digits in that time this practice was reasonable and economic [ fallows. Report, the millennium problem: an overview and insurance solution (jan 1997) the gartner group's survey of 87 countries estimated that 23% of those companies had not started y2k efforts year 2000 global state of readiness and risks to the general business community:.
Executive summary as a result of programming decisions made during their creation, computer software and hardware may not recognize the year 2000 accurately, causing operational errors this report assesses the economic implications of this y2k problem for the us economy the department.