Oh, those heady days of innocence as we partied in the streets with the clocks ticking down to doomsday at the end of 1999.
All the computers in the world malfunctioned as simpleton computer programmers had represented four-digit years with only the final two digits — making the year 2000 indistinguishable from 1900. Power stations failed, leading to blackouts; communications, transport and na...
Throughout 1999, the world was held in worried limbo based on the idea that at midnight on December 31, the sky would, literally, come crashing down around them. This was based on the concern that computer operating systems that ran everything from space satellites to large airliners would freak out because there was no programmed year 2000 for it to roll into.
Instead, they w...
London - It was famously described by the Hole-in-the-Wall Street Journal as the Illuminati's hoax of the 20th century.
Today it was revealed that journos compiling the 2000 edition of the Someday Times That's Rich! List hacked technicians charged...
European Union (EU) prosecutors investigating Microsoft's compliance with a 2004 anti-trust judgement have stumbled upon documents indicating the Y2K threat was an elaborate hoax.
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