scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,206
First of all what is Y2K Well this increasingly popular word represents the Year 2000 January 1 2000 will be incredibly significant not just because it represents the beginning of a new century but also because on that date a problem that will affect the whole world will occur A large percentage of older computer systems and software will either stop working or malfunction This problem is referred to as the Millennium Bug It is the bug that when the date is switched from 1999 to 2000 the computers are not able to recognize the differences and will mistakenly believe that it is 1900 since there are only two digits that stands for dates Y2k is going to be a bomb with non-changeable deadline to our society It is our duty to raise awareness of the Year 2000 Problem in our communities Let your Head know that we take this problem very seriously and we must take appropriate action This bomb was setup in the 60s by the programmers who wanted to save spaces and money During that period the large mainframe computers needed were very expensive to build and to operate A large amount of memory was needed to show dates in four digits because for every one more digit there is ten times the memory needed In an attempt to save money and precious memory programmers discovered that they could eliminate unnecessary data by shortening dates to only two digits So the year 1974 was shortened to just 74 and so on Many people think that this is not a big deal Eventhough the issue was discussed in many media of different aspects the officials from the government are always trying to convince us that it is going to be under control Many others think that while thousands of top professional scientists are working on the problem there is nothing they can do to help it The problem could be fixed by year
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA