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Fictional Character
    (January 19, 1985-January 1, 2000)
    Accord to Wikipedia 'The first recorded mention of the Year 2000 Problem was on a Usenet newsgroup on Saturday, January 19, 1985 by Usenet poster Spencer Bolles'
    (January 1, 2000)
    Computers were set to only recognize the last two digits of the year as opposed to all 4, thus 1999 is 99 and 2000 is 00
    Fear was that computers would screw up when 99 went to 00
    Also known as 'The Millennium Bug'
    There was a worldwide panic, because people believe that on January 1, 2000, planes would drop from the sky, nuclear weapons would be launched, water supplies would dwindle, elevators would plunge, bank records would lose accuracy, stock exchanges would close and power companies would shut down.
    Trillions of dollars were spent worldwide to prevent these disasters.
    Up until the last minute, many organizations were predicting that we were still not Y2K compliant.
    Some antiquated computer programs did failed.
    The problem originated in the early 1950s.
    Programmers knew how valuable disk space was and thought it was best to go with a shortened year in the data field, like 50 instead on 1950.
    Most programmers didn't think that computer software would not rely on their technology by the year 2000.
    However, no one really paid much attention to the problem until 1996.
    NY State Senator, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, produced the first official report about a Y2K crisis (1996).
    President Clinton issued the Executive Order 13073, concerning a 'Year 2000 Conversion' for all federal agencies (February, 1998).
    There were two other critical dates - one was September 9, 1999 which would read as 9999 a key number that tells computer that input has ended and system halted.
    The other critical date was February 29, 2000, possible disruption if computers don't recognize the leap day.
    It turned out to have no dangerous effects other than the hype and hysteria.
    We at the Annoying Institute were not worried because we have Keith, the web brain, who can fix anything and make great veggie burgers.
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