Year 2000 (Y2K) Problem



Year 2000 (Y2K) Problem

Refers to anticipated difficulties caused by software (usually developed several decades prior to the year 2000) in which date fields used only two digits. Unless the software is adjusted, this will cause computer programs to behave erratically when the year becomes "00." These programs will mistake the year 2000 for 1900. Fortunately, most of these programs were replaced or fixed prior to 2000, thus alleviating the problem which could have threatened mission critical systems all over the world.

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