CS 446 Notes 16B, 18Nov1996

Experimental Seminar on Large Scale Software Construction.

On the Year 2000 Problem

The Year2000 Information Report, sponsored by the Year2000 Information Network, offers several articles discussing how IS managers can deal with the hardware and software bugs that will be revealed by the coming of the next millennium. A large number of the programs currently in use for payroll and other important applications use only two digits to represent a year; these programs will interpret the year 2001 as 1901. The site also includes links to other related sites and email lists. If you are responsible for mission-critical information systems, you should be aware of these problems, and the Year2000 Information Network site is a good place to start. [PJD]

More on Y2000.