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year 2000 (Y2K)

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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Englisch: year 2000 - Y2K
Updated at: 26.03.2013
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