As a 23-year veteran of the computer industry and a person who wrote many lines of COBOL code that contained the Y2K problem
, I know this bug will continue to affect the world.
As you read this, the famous (or infamous) Y2K problem
will be assumed by many to have come and gone.
Thus, another hotly contested issue in the Y2K sue-and-labor lawsuits will be whether any "covered property" was subject to "direct physical loss or damage" due to a Y2K problem
The university's Center for Global Communications will play the leading part in backup for the Y2K problem
because the central government's test on its own e-mail information network for ministries, agencies and municipalities has not succeeded, the officials said.
Over 20% of the UK population believe that the Y2K problem
will cause loss of life in the country, compared with a global average of 17%, according to new research by Audience Selection, a division of marketing information group Taylor Nelson Sofres.
However, delays in scheduling a repair mission combined with a looming Y2K problem
, could turn a brief break into a lengthy interlude.
When the year 2000 finally hits, the Y2K problem
may thankfully prove to be a minor event, according to a recent attitude survey conducted by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA).
However, 59 percent were "somewhat/very concerned" about the Y2K problem
, and, 59 percent also believed that "equipment with computers will fail.
Consider the task facing a medium-sized chemical company, which typically has 8,000 computer programs with 12 million lines of code, according to Dennis Grabow, who has written on the Y2K problem
for Chemical Engineering magazine.
There are in fact several major Y2K problem
classes involving: two-digit years, embedded dates, embedded logic, embedded systems, leap-year calculations, register rollovers, and millennium viruses.
It carries analysis and descriptions of a variety of legal challanges that may arise from a Y2K problem
, including losses, claims and insurance.
As trading in newly listed stocks usually increases sharply, the Y2K problem
, if any, could damage investor trust in the securities industry, the officials said.