Glitch Of The MillenniumIra Sager
Around the computer industry, it's known as the millennium bug. On Jan. 1, 2000, computers the world over may stop computing--or, at the very least, may start making hundreds of miscalculations. That's because programmers for years economized on expensive computer memory by expressing the year in dates using just two digits--rendering, say, Nov. 1, 1995, as 11-01-95.
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