It is New Year’s Eve, 1999. For years, computer engineers and programmers have been warning about the “Y2K bug,” claiming computers all over the world will cease working when the two-digit year gets set back to ’00’. After rigorous testing and re-programming, most of the Information Technology community is satisfied that the damage will be small. As the ball finally drops in each timezone, the world celebrates when the computers continue to run. Revelry is cut short, however, when an unexpected glitch in the Y2K patches causes catastrophe.
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