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That's Why

Why were computer users afraid of January 1, 2000? They thought . . .

A) computers might process 00 as 1900.

B) computers would explode.

C) computers would start talking.

In 1999, tech experts feared that on New Year’s Day 2000, computers’ internal calendars might change from 99 to 00 and read the new year as 1900. The new year was labeled Y2K, short for “year 2000.” As it turned out, Y2K was A-OK.