Doomsday 2000


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Doomsday 2000,

term coined by Canadian computer consultant Peter de Jager in 1993 to describe the operational and financial impact of a defect of contemporary computer hardware and software, known as the Year 2000 problemYear 2000 problem,
 Y2K problem,
or millennium bug,
in computer science, a design flaw in the hardware or software of a computer that caused erroneous results when working with dates beyond Dec. 31, 1999.
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, that caused computer programs to incorrectly perform arithmetic or logic operations involving a date beyond Dec. 31, 1999. In the late 1990s corporations and governments spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours to correct the problem and avert the potential consequences.
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