Time Bomb 2000: What the Year 2000 Computer Crisis Means to You!

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1998 - Software maintenance - 416 pages
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What you must know-and what you should do. The first action guide for everyone to the Year 2000 computer crisis. Saturday, January 1, 2000: Suddenly, nothing works. Not your phones, not the cash machine, not even your fancy new VCR. All because of 'minuscule' computer programming errors someone made decades ago. Science fiction? Almost all computer experts agree, its very, very possible. Whether or not you own or use a computer, virtually every aspect of your life now depends on them: communications, electricity, transportation, finance, medicine, your job, the government . . . you name it. What if those computers stop working for a day? A month? A year? Time Bomb 2000 tells you the odds-and offers complete guidance on how you and your family can prepare! Will your home PC be useless? Will your bank open? Will your money be there?! What about basic services? Electricity, water, mail, food delivery? Will medical devices work? Will social security checks arrive? Above all, what can you do to prepare? Time Bomb 2000 is co-authored by Edward Yourdon, editor of American Programmer and one of the worlds leading authorities on software development. Few people have a clearer understanding

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Contents

Year2000 Fallback Planning Overview
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Year2000 Impact on Jobs
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Year2000 Impact on Utilities
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Edward Yourdon is an independent consultant, author and widely-known developer of the Yourdon Method of structured systems analysis. He is author of The Rise and Resurrection of the American Programmer, Death March, and several other best-selling Prentice Hall PTR titles.

Jennifer Yourdon received a B.A. in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and did graduate work in economics at NYU. She has worked in research on Wall Street for five years, and is currently employed by a major investment bank. She lives in New York City.

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