Artifact Details

Title

Invasion of the Millenium Bug, Overview of the Y2K Conversion

Catalog Number

102702989

Type

Moving image

Date

1999

Publisher

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Place of Publication

US

Duration

00:43:00

Format

VHS

Description

Produced in 1999, this video presents the Year 2000 Problem (Y2K Problem) for an audience of laypeople, with a focus on how the new millenium's time code ambiguity might affect home electronics and public services. From the tape label: "Many believe that the bug will affect only high-tech industries or big cities that depend on computer technology. What they don't realize is computer technology is all around us. Computers and minicomputers called microprocessors are integral parts of many of our cars, appliances, heating systems, hospitals, water and food supplies - our lives."