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The reason I correct anyone who claims it was a "scam" is that some believe nothing had to be done.

I always point out that it turned out to be mostly a non-event, exactly because money was spent to review and correct systems that did the sort of stupid thing I provided as an example...not in spite of it.

At the other end of the spectrum, as you pointed out, are those who believed the world was going to end.

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how many y2k "engineers" there were going around putting certified stickers on computers.


Depends on the methodology.

I was involved in automating the certification process of system BIOSes by setting the clock forward a few seconds before 2000/01/01 00:00:00, waiting for the rollover, then reading the BIOS clock back. Then those systems were marked as certified or not, depending on the value read back. Nothing silly about the exercise (we did find some systems that went back to 1900), although we made it clear that was the extent of that particular test.
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