We dip into the Science Friday archives for a trip back to December 31, 1999, and a look at 'The Y2K Problem.'
Long before the ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve, the calendar will already have changed in cities like Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Wellington, New Zealand -- giving U.S. based observers a few hours to watch and learn about any possible computer glitches that might be on the horizon. We'll get the latest on the date change. Y2K complacence, Y2K compliance, and your Y2K comments on this segment of Science Friday.
Will the computer programmers of the world be able to patch faulty date-handling code before the clock flips to 1/1/2000? We'll find out!
If you'd like to hear the complete, unedited broadcast, here's an mp3 of that Dec 31, 1999 program.
Produced by Charles Bergquist, Director and Contributing Producer