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The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications

Technical Report
This report outlines the basic issues of the so-called "Year 2000" (Y2K) problem and discusses some of its implications.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-97-TR-002

Abstract

A lot of attention has recently focused on the possibility that a great deal of software will fail at the turn of the century because of the way dates are stored and processed by computer programs. Attitudes range from alarmist to unconcerned regarding the magnitude and implications of the problem. This report outlines the basic issues of the so-called "Year 2000" (Y2K) problem and discusses some of its implications.

Cite This Technical Report

Smith, D., Muller, H., & Tilley, S. (1997, April 1). The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-002). Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-year-2000-problem-issues-and-implications/.

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author={Smith, Dennis and Muller, Hausi and Tilley, Scott},
title={The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications},
month={Apr},
year={1997},
number={CMU/SEI-97-TR-002},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-year-2000-problem-issues-and-implications/},
note={Accessed: 2024-Feb-26}
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Smith, Dennis, Hausi Muller, and Scott Tilley. "The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications." (CMU/SEI-97-TR-002). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, April 1, 1997. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-year-2000-problem-issues-and-implications/.

D. Smith, H. Muller, and S. Tilley, "The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-002, 1-Apr-1997 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-year-2000-problem-issues-and-implications/. [Accessed: 26-Feb-2024].

Smith, Dennis, Hausi Muller, and Scott Tilley. "The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-002). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Apr. 1997. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-year-2000-problem-issues-and-implications/. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Smith, Dennis; Muller, Hausi; & Tilley, Scott. The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications. CMU/SEI-97-TR-002. Software Engineering Institute. 1997. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/the-year-2000-problem-issues-and-implications/