Are you Ready for the Year 2000?

[2000: A Data Processing Odyssey]

Jean-François COLONNA
CMAP (Centre de Mathématiques APpliquées) UMR CNRS 7641, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
france telecom, France Telecom R&D

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Abstract: Many programs ignore the first two digits of years. During the last night of 1999 many computers will then travel back to the past. The consequences could be catastrophic. The very problem lies in the number of checks (more than 100 billions Cobol lines) and updates to be done. Leading analysists estimate Year 2000 costs will exceed $1000 billions.

Keywords: A2M, An 2000, Bogue, Bug, Bugix, Millenium Bug, Year 2000 Problem, Y2K, Y2K Bug.

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