Saturday, 30 December 2017

The New Millennium Blues

quote [ The pop-culture panic leading up to the year 2000. Did all the Y2K TV movies, musical parodies, and animated homages make the problem worse? ]

I gotta get funky for the Y2K
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01amGMT]


lilmookieesquire said @ 12:11am GMT on 30th Dec
Make the problem worse?
As I recall there was no problem.
It literally made the problem did it not?
steele said @ 12:17am GMT on 30th Dec [Score:2]
The Y2k disaster didn't happen because an army of programmers were hired to fix the most crucial systems. Mostly banks hiring mostly cobol programmers. If there wasn't a panic that might not have happened. Actually, as ex-IT guy, if there wasn't a panic it definitely wouldn't have been fixed.
backSLIDER said @ 5:23am GMT on 30th Dec
I know IBM and intel had whole buildings of programmers here working 10 hour days for most of 1999. Then they had hundreds of unemployed programmers making crappy start ups. A few good ones came out. I think Sonos was one.
foobar said @ 8:54am GMT on 30th Dec
I got a specially embossed credit card thanking me for my long time (96 years) membership. They wanted it back but I still have it.
Ussmak said @ 10:12pm GMT on 30th Dec
You could post the King of the Hill episode and still be just as informative.

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