Who remembers all the hype about Y2K? by QuestionGuy September 30, 2022, 7:49 am Who remembers all the hype about Y2K? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMehypeQuestion and AnswerremembersY2K See more Previous article What country do you live in, and can you drink the tap water there? Next article What’s something you wonder about? 11 Comments Leave a Reply It wasn’t hype. It had very little effect because a lot of IT departments and product developers did a lot of work to prevent it. Log in to Reply It was real, but a lot of people put in a lot of work with a firm deadline. They couldn’t ignore it or kick it down the road like climate change. The Wikipedia page has lists of things that did mess up. Log in to Reply My father took it very seriously. We stocked up on water and canned foods. It was such a relief when the other world cities ahead of us rolled into 2000 with no ill effects. Log in to Reply Sure. My dad was in IT Log in to Reply I do! I was 17, and we’d just moved halfway across the country. I sat in a recliner, playing my gameboy, waiting to see if the lights would go out. *Spoiler alert* The lights did not go out. Log in to Reply I legitimately thought it meant “yes to kia” when I was a kid because of a shitty car commercial. Log in to Reply My mom gave my sisters and I these “Y2K Bug” stuffed animals that had a pj shirt inside. Mine was yellow. I remember hearing all the worry about it, but my family wasn’t much concerned. Log in to Reply There was a lot of hype and I was scared to death hearing everyone talk.. I was about ten at the time. I was worried the automatic doors at the grocery store wouldn’t work anymore and we’d starve. Log in to Reply don’t be dismissing the herculean efforts by IT professionals around the globe that worked to minimize the potential issues. Log in to Reply Ugh, I worked computer retail at the time Log in to Reply Just came out of my bunker. It’s over? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.