I was curious if anyone knew who coined the abbreviation “Y2K”? A recent column on ABCNews.com attributed it to a combination of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and computer geeks’ interest in jogging. This seems patently false. I would imagine the “K” was more likely to be inspired by kilobyte than by kilometer. Does anyone know who coined the term Y2K?
The column is at: http://abcnews.go.com/sections/tech/Geek/geek990617.html