Y2K: 20 Years Later

It was a bug that was supposed to upend civilization in the age of the computer—elevators would crash, planes would fall from the sky and bank accounts would be erased. Also known as the "millennium bug", it forced programmers, engineers and governments to fix a formatting and storage glitch so computers would recognize dates beginning in the year 2000 and not inadvertently break down, potentially wrecking havoc on countless systems. Here's a look back at Y2K and whether it was really a threat or a myth.

Y2K: 20 Years Later

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