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

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1998 - Software maintenance - 416 pages
Saturday, January 1, 2000:

Suddenly, nothing works.

Not your phones, not the cash machine, not even your new VCR. All because of a short cut computer programmers took decades ago.

Realistic, practical, & terrifying...

it's the first book for everyone who wants to survive the Year 2000 computer crisis.

The first book about the Year 2000 crisis designed for everyone.
-- Real solutions! Practical contingency plans and fallback positions if the worst actually happens.
-- Detailed coverage of the effects on how you work, what you eat, how you travel, and much more.
-- Covers virtually every major aspect of society, including communications, power distribution, transportation, finance, travel, medicine, social services, education and employment.
-- This book will receive extraordinary publicity - both due to its widely respected author and its remarkable timeliness.

This is the first practical guide to the Y2K crisis for everyone! This expert guide discusses what problems are likely to occur, how they will impact individuals and society, and what you can do to prepare as an individual. This book is aimed at everyone whose life is affected by computers - whether or not they ever touch a keyboard. It poses the question: "What if the computer industry fails to fix the Year 2000 problem?" Then, it systematically reviews the consequences for employment, the economy, health, transportation and many other issues -- assessing the relative probabilities of failure. Best of all, the book presents practical contingency plans and fallback positions for individuals in the event the worst happens. Anyone with an interest in the Y2K problem.

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Year2000 Fallback Planning Overview
Year2000 Impact on Jobs
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About the author (1998)

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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