Originally posted on January 1, 2000 @ 12:01 am
Welcome to the year 2000!
It was speculated that computer programs would stop working or produce erroneous results today because they stored years with only two digits and that the year 2000 would be represented by 00 and would be interpreted by software as the year 1900.
This would cause date comparisons to produce incorrect results. It was also thought that embedded systems, making use of similar date logic, might fail and cause utilities and other crucial infrastructure to fail.
Well as you can see, it was just a big ploy to buy tons of bottled water, duct tape, and rolls of plastic to seal your house because everything is still working. Even the internet and power seem to be…