[buug] Y2K and Related Papers?

Karen Hogoboom khogoboom at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 17:18:03 PDT 2011

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for responding.  I will read the Wiki article all the way
through.  That was my first thought, but I was hoping for a technical
paper that would describe recommendations for the future.  It started
because I was trying to find a future-thinking company to work for as
a computer programmer and failed.  I've ended up at the hypothesis
that Y2K caused a lot more problems than have been reported to the
American public.

The Wiki article seems pretty silent on most country's responses,
which either means most countries had no problems at all, or they
decided to keep their dirty little secrets dirty.

In particular, I wonder about people promoting clean energy here who
have dirty secrets in their own homelands.

I know that there are countries that spy way too much on regular
citizens of the United States as well as our government employees, and
give much less information back in return.

I'm interested in the risk of exposure to other country's dirty little
code playing out in our country because a lot of United States
programming jobs have been outsourced to some pretty dirty players.


On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 8:27 AM, Aaron Porter <atporter at primate.net> wrote:
>        All boiled down to using too few significant digits, ostensibly to
> "save space" on old systems. The Wikipedia article looks sane. What kind
> of "best thinking" are you looking for?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y2K_Bug
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 07:46:10AM -0700, Karen Hogoboom wrote:
>> I would like to find the best possible source to read about Y2K and
>> related problems.  I am looking for a source that's clear and concise.
>>  Can any of you direct my attention toward the best thinking on this
>> topic?  Thank you.

Karen Lee Hogoboom
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