Y2K – Ensuring the Computerised Millennium


Just over 20 years ago there were genuine fears that the increasing dependence on IT would prove to be an ‘Achilles Heel’ for the world economy and society.  Software may, or may nor, include a “bug” that could be triggered the closer to 2000 we got.   It could cause chaos, many warned.  The Archives of IT has a unique database of over 150 interviews of people who contributed to the development of IT in the UK.  We have used the contributions made to the Archive to analyse what happened to this millennium bug, year 2000 bug or Y2K bug as it was variously called.