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Y2K fears send New Year celebrators to the store ahead of new millennium #TBT

Think back to December 31, 1999, the eve of when many thought the Y2K bug would create havoc in our computer systems.

Think back to December 31, 1999, the eve of when many thought the Y2K bug would create havoc in our computer systems.

Encyclopaedia Brittanica describes Y2K as a problem in the coding of computerized systems as the machines switched over from 1999 to 2000.

Looking back, we know the world didn't come to an end, but ahead of the millennium, people were preparing for the possibility that things wouldn't work out.