Y2K or Y2K bug stands for the computer problem that occurred at the turn of the year from 1999 to 2000. Many computer programs were not prepared for a representation of a year as a four-digit number. The reason for this was the high cost of memory in the early days of programming, which is why years were initially only mapped as two-digit numbers. The change to the new millennium meant high programming costs and still led to system crashes in some companies.
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