It seems like a Millennium ago: it's been 10 years since the rollover to the new century, a time when many expected the greatest computer crash in history.

The problem seemed so amazingly simple when I first heard about it in the early 1990s. It was just a matter of a simple code fix. That is, the two-digit year fields embedded in many applications (e.g., '91, '92) could just be expanded to four-digit fields (1991, 1992, etc.). What's the big deal?

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