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Thread #86214   Message #1642802
Posted By: Amos
06-Jan-06 - 11:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Pat Robertson- Apoplectic Voice of God
Subject: RE: BS: Pat Robertson- Apoplectic Voice of God

The Y2K "scare" was based on plain technical facts concerning some COBOL, SNOBOL, BASIC and C programs of the sort that ran the Big Iron coordinating many companies, factories and manufacturing machines.

It came to little in the actual event, partly because millions of dollrs and hours had been spent looking for and correcting code lines which were vulnerable to the bug.

Although the impact was inflated by the panic mongers, they certainly did not invent the problem.