North and others raised the alarm because they thought Y2K code fixes were not being made quickly enough. The T2K bug was perceived as a serious threat at the turn of the millenium. What Was the Y2K Scare? This burning platform of Y2K could not have been as effectively created without the paid off media entities.
Date bugs similar to Y2K[ edit ] Main article: Time formatting and storage bugs 4 January [ edit ] This date overflowed the bit field that had been used in the Decsystem 10 operating systems. However, as no federal agency had clear authority with regard to the internet at this time it had passed from the US Department of Defense to the US National Science Foundation and then to the US Department of Commerceno agency was assessing the readiness of the internet itself.