The Y2K Challenge: We’ve been there before
Things break. Systems crash. People forget to do things that are very important to the health and well-being of others. In modern times, many of these breakdowns are related in some way or another to the performance of a computer. This is an important thing to remember come January 1, when some breakdowns that are completely unrelated to Y2K are bound to occur.
“Every day things go wrong, and nobody pays much attention to them, nobody thinks twice about it,” says John Koskinen, U.S. President Bill Clinton’s top Y2K adviser. “But any of those things that happen on January 1 will immediately be presumed to be the indication of a Y2K problem.”