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

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1998 - Software maintenance - 416 pages
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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Contents

Year2000 Fallback Planning Overview
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Year2000 Impact on Jobs
19
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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