Y2000: More Than a 15-Second Sound Bite

Posted June 8, 1999 | Leadership | Amplify

As public awareness of the Y2000 problem increases, concern about its possible effects declines. According to USA Today/Gallup polls conducted in December 1998 and March 1999, 21% of the US population now expects major problems to result from Y2000; 38% expressed similar concerns in December. Curiously, the same two polls also show a trend toward a greater awareness of the problem. In December, 39% reported that they had seen, read, or heard "a great deal" about Y2000; 56% reported the same level of exposure in March.

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Jeff Gainer
Jeff Gainer's management and technical articles have appeared in Cutter IT Journal , Enterprise Development, Contract Professional, Visual Basic Programmer's Journal, and .NET Magazine. He can be reached at gainerj at or on the Web at
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