The Y2k Problem

The wave of the future is drowning out very quickly All the technology
The wave of the future is drowning out very quickly All the technology
The wave of the future is drowning out very quickly. All the technology we have created will bit the dust before the systems really are used. At the end of the century all systems that have calendars to monitor systems or use calendars to show dates will shut down all at once. Major electronic systems such as elevators, alarm systems, fax machines, telephones, cars with computer systems will be nothing more than paper weights or wall designs nothing more. For years computers and electronic equi
The author is Michael Crichton and the book is The Lost World Many peo
The author is Michael Crichton and the book is The Lost World Many peo
The author is Michael Crichton, and the book is The Lost World. Many people have read this book, along with its predecessor, Jurassic Park, and many people have been enthralled with the thought of living dinosaurs in the 20th century. “What if the dinosaurs did not become extinct? What if they still exist?” (The Lost World takes off a couple years after the first book. A separate island is discovered, an island where the dinosaurs were actually created. There are two different research groups s
The ending of the millennium could bring many problems to our technolo
The ending of the millennium could bring many problems to our technolo
The ending of the millennium could bring many problems to our technological society ; we have grown to rely on the most basic computer systems to make our lives convenient. In our attempts to streamline programming computer systems, we created a monster by using only the final 2-digits to represent a 4-digit year. Programmers were excited that they could save a couple of bytes of memory by cutting back the dates to 2-digit numbers. With the turning of the odometer, on December 31st, 1999, we po
COMPUTERS AND THE PROBLEM 2000 IN THE BUSINESS WORLD
COMPUTERS AND THE PROBLEM 2000 IN THE BUSINESS WORLD
COMPUTERS AND THE PROBLEM 2000 IN THE BUSINESS WORLD Computers play a huge role in Government, Economy, and Financial affairs. Based on the information concerning the year 2000 computer crash project (y2k), people are realizing how much of the economy depends on computers. The age of electronics and more specifically, computers, has caused a tremendous shift in the way we do business today. Today, many business people wouldn’t be able to function efficiently without communications as we know it
Exchange Rates
Exchange Rates
Exchange Rates ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Recognition must be giving to ___, ___, Vancouver BC, Canada for granting the permission to reproduce the graph image of exchange rate fluctuation, on the basis of which I have made my assignment. I would also like to thank my Lecturer and Subject Coordinator Assoc. Prof. ___ for her guidance and useful tips which have helped me in completion of this task. ABSTRACT This assignment defines the exchange rate and then introduces two different ways by which the price
Human Cloning is Wrong
Human Cloning is Wrong
Human Cloning is Wrong I bet many of you have seen Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Multiplicity, or many of the other movies that describe cloning. Most of what you see in these movies is false. What you don't know if that cloning could be dangerous, to the clone and to our society as a whole. It's unethical to have a human clone. What about identity? Humans are guaranteed the right to their own personality. What would happen if we overrode those rights by giving them someone else's genetic identity?
Year 2000 Computer Problem Y2K Bug
Year 2000 Computer Problem Y2K Bug
Year 2000 Computer Problem (Y2K Bug) Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug
Y2k Problem Affects Businesses
Y2k Problem Affects Businesses
Y2k Problem Affects Businesses As the date approaches, worries of Y2k disasters are migrating to the mainstream. Despite reassurances from experts the Y2k bug is continuing to be an issue. It is selling books, videos, and provisions from freeze-dried foods to hand-cranked radios. Galen Lehman, owner of a small town hardware and appliance business in Kidron, Ohio sells only electricity-free items. He doesn’t know what to do, people have been coming and buying everything he has, he can’t keep up
The new millennium is a time in which many anticipate with a watchful
The new millennium is a time in which many anticipate with a watchful
The new millennium is a time in which many anticipate with a watchful eye. One of the uncertainties about this “turning of centuries” is the Y2K (year 2000) glitch. This is the computer problem of the next century. It is the problem that is getting much attention lately, as many people look ahead toward the future. The glitch is the problem caused by computers not recognizing the year as 2000, but rather 1900. This glitch will make many computers confused about the year, rendering them incapabl
The Year 2000 Problem
The Year 2000 Problem
The Year 2000 Problem Where did this problem come from? What is going to happen on January 1st, 2000? What will we be doing on New Year's Eve 1999? Will we be partying and celebrating like it's the beginning of the new millenium or will we be storing up on food, gas, and batteries for our survival? According to Professor Bill Erdly, Director of Computing and Software Systems at UWB, the Y2K problem certainly does exist and can result in some major problems if not corrected. (Nelson-White, 1/1
The Year 2000
The Year 2000
The Year 2000 With the coming of the year 2000 comes many problems and many advantages. The problems include the technology problem with the computers. The joy is that new and better technology allows many more things possible that weren't possible before. First, the main problem is that when programmers designed the calendar system in computers or any other system with dates they wanted to make the date short and easy for users. The problem occurs when users enter calendars or a date is needed
Recently there has been a lot of discussion about Y2K
Recently there has been a lot of discussion about Y2K
Recently there has been a lot of discussion about Y2K, or the millennium bug as it is known. Many people know that the bug could be disastrous, but they do not know why it cannot be fixed in time, or how it could have been prevented. Because of the bug and its origin, society will be affected in many areas, but the areas it will affect the most are health, utilities, government, and business. When programmers make programs they use dates several times in the lines of the program. To save time,
Databases and Y2K
Databases and Y2K
Databases and Y2K Databases and the Impact of the Approaching Millenium. Introduction: Tremendous problems loom just around the corner for organizations that use two-digit years (i.e. 1-9-97). How tough could it be to change the year from 1999 to 2000? The Year 2000 Problem cannot be fixed by simply resetting a computer's internal clock on January 1, 2000. Computers may be smart, but their programmers weren't very farsighted. In the '60s and '70s, many businesses were looking to cut costs and
It is less than nine months until the year 2000 Two seemingly small di
It is less than nine months until the year 2000 Two seemingly small di
It is less than nine months until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but also they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge problem that
Y2K Year 2000 Problem
Y2K Year 2000 Problem
Y2K (Year 2000 Problem) T h e Y e a r 2 0 0 0 P r o b l e m Argument for the statement The Year 2000 bug will have such extensive repercussions that families and individuals should begin planning now for the imminent chaos. The Ticking Bomb Introduction A serious problem called the Millennium Bug, and also known as the Year 2000 Problem and Y2K, is bringing a new century celebration into a daunting nightmare. In the 1860s and 1970s, when computer systems were first built, the computer h
Databases and the Impact of the Approaching Millenium
Databases and the Impact of the Approaching Millenium
Databases and the Impact of the Approaching Millenium. Introduction: Tremendous problems loom just around the corner for organizations that use two-digit years (i.e. 1-9-97). How tough could it be to change the year from 1999 to 2000? The Year 2000 Problem cannot be fixed by simply resetting a computer's internal clock on January 1, 2000. Computers may be smart, but their programmers weren't very farsighted. In the '60s and '70s, many businesses were looking to cut costs and because computer
Year 2000 is a serious problem and we need to prepare for it I will cl
Year 2000 is a serious problem and we need to prepare for it I will cl
Year 2000 is a serious problem and we need to prepare for it. I will clear up and get the facts strait with the year 2000, computer disaster. Dooms day? Many think it is likely. Others think the year 2000 is just like any other year. We all must prepare for the Millenium or disaster will strike. We will encounter problems including but not ending with economical, electrical, legal, and computer failure. Millenium bug, Y2K, computer failure, total disaster, these headlines will look more and mor
The Y2K means year 2000 is coming up really quickly Some people are af
The Y2K means year 2000 is coming up really quickly Some people are af
The Y2K (means year 2000) is coming up really quickly. Some people are afraid of this because every IBM compatible computer will have problems with the start of the year 2000. When the computers were made, they were built to only know the last two digits of the year. The first two digits were 19, and the last were blank. You might think that your computer will just go back to 1900. Well some will and some won't. That's okay for PC computers, but not business computers. Credit card companies wil
Effects of the Year 2000 Problem
Effects of the Year 2000 Problem
Effects of the Year 2000 Problem JT Mr. dork English 10 20 November 1998 Almost everything in the world is recorded or run by computer. Electricity, communications, medicine, weapons, money, food, factories and just about anything else you can think of will be effected by the year 2000 problem. The year 2000 problem could be the biggest technological problem the world may ever face. Some people are preparing for world wide crisis. Others believe some lucky person will invent a small disc that wi
The Y2K Bug
The Y2K Bug
The Y2K Bug Introduction The year 2000 problem could have been completely prevented had some early people envisioned the degree to which the microprocessor would change our lives. Surely, no one would have thought that in the early days of ENIAC that everything from your alarm clock to your car would be computerized. Even the IT managers of the 80's could not be blamed: The disk space savings from dropping the two digits of the date over 100 Million Records would represent almost 200 Megabytes!
The Year 2000 Computer Problem
The Year 2000 Computer Problem
The Year 2000 Computer Problem by John Muirhead-Gould Last updated: 12/12/98. New email address- the one from school- Mount Union College New: I've added listings of some books that I would recommend reading about the millennium bug. Take a look at them here. This is a term paper I did for English IV my senior year at Central Catholic High School (in Canton, Ohio). If you have any comments, feel free to email me and I would be more than happy to discuss this topic with you. Please be aware that
The Y2K Problem
The Y2K Problem
The Y2K Problem Jody Thrasher AC 100 2/18/99 Forty years ago when the first computers and computer systems were being developed the biggest problem computer engineers and programmers faced was lack of space. The early computers were huge, filling up entire rooms instead of just desktops. The programmers also had to enter dates into the obese primitive hard drives with the year recognized with only two digits. These programmers didn’t even think about the problems these systems would have when th
The Y2K Bug
The Y2K Bug
The Y2K Bug (Time, Jan 18) The end of the world as we know it. Is how this article so cheerfully started. Going on the explain, very vaguely, the Y2K computer problem. They had interviewed people from all over the United States, who explained the measured they were taking to prepare for 2000, everything from stockpiling food, to buying generators, to moving to the country. Apparently many people are quite distraught over the coming of the millennium. I think the article was somewhat well writt
Northern States Power
Northern States Power
Northern States Power A leader in today's economic world, Northern States Power (NSP) is recognized for its outstanding performance in both regulated and nonregulated operations. Its regulated operation serves over two million electric and gas customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona, and Michigan (NSP - Investor's Overview 1). Its head offices are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is Mr. James J. Howard
Year 2000 Fiction Fantasy and Fact
Year 2000 Fiction Fantasy and Fact
Year 2000: Fiction, Fantasy, and Fact The Mad Scramble for the Elusive Silver Bullet . . . and the Clock Ticks Away. Wayne Anderson November 7, 1996 The year 2000 is practically around the corner, promising a new era of greatness and wonder . . . as long as you don't own a computer or work with one. The year 2000 is bringing a Pandora's Box of gifts to the computer world, and the latch is slowly coming undone. The year 2000 bug is not really a bug or virus, but is more a computer industry
Year 2000 Fiction Fantasy and Fact
Year 2000 Fiction Fantasy and Fact
Year 2000 Fiction, Fantasy, and Fact The Mad Scramble for the Elusive Silver Bullet . . . and the Clock Ticks Away. Wayne Anderson November 7, 1996 The year 2000 is practically around the corner, promising a new era of greatness and wonder . . . as long as you don't own a computer or work with one. The year 2000 is bringing a Pandora's Box of gifts to the computer world, and the latch is slowly coming undone. The year 2000 bug is not really a bug or virus, but is more a computer industry m
Year 2000
Year 2000
Year 2000 Year 2,000 The year two thousand seems to be on the tip of every ones tongue. From what will happen to what to expect when it comes. Others believe that these few days till new years will be the last. Yet there are people who believe nothing will happen. In either extreme, I believe there needs to be some light shone on the matter at hand. Y2K is the shortened version of the year two thousand. If you were to put the year 1999 in the same way it would be Y1K. I don’t know who originally
Loss Of A Friend
Loss Of A Friend
Loss Of A Friend Loss of a Friend Today in society many people rely on computers as much as they rely on their lungs to keep breathing. If Y2K had occurred, modern life would have collapsed into a world of chaos. People would not know what to do with themselves or their families. Three main problems supercede the rest in the amount of chaos they would bring to life; people’s life savings would no longer be accounted for, the government would not be able to monitor the activity of other countries