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Technical Report

The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications

  • Abstract

    A lot of attention has recently focused on the possibility that a great deal of software will fail at the turn of the century because of the way dates are stored and processed by computer programs. Attitudes range from alarmist to unconcerned regarding the magnitude and implications of the problem. This report outlines the basic issues of the so-called "Year 2000" (Y2K) problem and discusses some of its implications.

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SEI

Smith, Dennis; Muller, Hausi; & Tilley, Scott. The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications (CMU/SEI-97-TR-002). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12807

IEEE

Smith. Dennis, Muller. Hausi, and Tilley. Scott, "The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-002, 1997. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12807

APA

Smith, Dennis., Muller, Hausi., & Tilley, Scott. (1997). The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications (CMU/SEI-97-TR-002). Retrieved December 19, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12807

CHI

Dennis Smith, Hausi Muller, & Scott Tilley. The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications (CMU/SEI-97-TR-002). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12807

MLA

Smith, Dennis., Muller, Hausi., & Tilley, Scott. 1997. The Year 2000 Problem: Issues and Implications (Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-002). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12807