Personally, I don’t know if it is as simple as the rest of you are making it out to be. Computers are everywhere! They are behind the controls of a multitude of services. A lot of people believe that internationally many countries are going to be hammered hard by the Y2K bug. It has taken a considerable amount of time and resources to fix the bug with plenty of notice.
Personally, I think it would have been a true catastrophe. Easily a full collapse of our economy and the resulting chaos would have lasted for a very long time. Perhaps not quite the end of civilization as we know it, but it probably (IMV) brought considerable misery to the world.
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