Who doesn’t remember the scare of the “millenium bug”? I am sure that every developer, at that time, got really concerned of the potential issues the date management could have caused. To save space many applications used only 2 digit to represent the year, giving for granted that the initial 2 digit were 19. The year 2000, if represented only with 2 digits, such as 00, could have been confused by a computer as the year 1900, making a newborn baby 100 year old, for example. A lot of money have been spent to update software and fix applications. The year 2000 came, and all went smooth. But a lot of people thought it could be the end of civilization!
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