Re: Healthcare scare?
Y2K was a little more complicated than checking PCs BIOS to see if they would behave on and after January 1, 2000. There were millions of programs, many of which were used to run hospitals, universities, banks, airplanes, etc., coded as if 99 were the end of time. Using a two-digit year made good sense in the 1970s, when storage was expensive and the year 2000 was a quarter century away, but it became very tedius and expensive to fix before the turn of the century. Even worse, the practice of using a two-digit year continued well into the 1990s.