The Y2K bug was
largely thought to have been overrated but 2010 seems to have served up it's
own problems, 10 years later on.
The start of the year 2010 seems to be Y2K DejaVu all over again as a
date problem seems responsible for various computer glitches.
Whilst the Y2K was largely regarded as either overrated, or a successful risk
management campaign, depending on the point of view, the 2010 situation seems
different in both publicity and technical aspects.
The 2010 date certainly didn't seem to get the same attention. Maybe the
lessons were thought to have already been learn' t with the Y2K 10 years ago.
Nonetheless, in this modern day of systems being integrated and utilization of
various components in putting a product together, not everything seems to go as
Whatever the possible reason behind this, programmers are no doubt scrambling to
check and overcome the issues.
The average computer user may not necessarily be able to control much of the
2010 problem, but we always suggest prudence in any computer use.
This means be aware of the problem and we also suggest keeping software up to
date, just in case any of your applications could be effected and the manufacturer
has already released a patch.
So now we wait the next 2010 DejaVu for Y2K, 2020 maybe?