TITLE

System Failure

AUTHOR(S)
Kesterbaum, David
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
New Republic;01/17/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the year 2000 date conversion (Y2K) problem and the involvement of the press in publicizing it. Erroneous claims made about Y2K by the press; Scientific reality of the effect of Y2K on computer systems and programs; Lack of understanding of the technical issues involved, as evidenced by the press; Effect of Y2K problem on the accounting and billing systems, which have to endlessly calculate cash flows by subtracting the current date from one in the future.
ACCESSION #
2660316

 

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