Thursday, March 5, 2009
I was looking for a good article that explained Y2K from all angles -- how the problem arose, and an why it ultimately wasn't as serious as people thought. I couldn't find it before posting, but I like this 1999 article by Tom Christiansen, a major contributor to the Perl programming language. Not only is Tom an excellent writer, but he accurately dismissed Y2K concerns as overblown before it hit. You gotta respect a guy with that kind of clear thinking, as well as the courage to voice an unpopular opinion.