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The Year 2000 Computer Problem: End of the World or Life as Usual?
The entry "The Year 2000 Computer Problem: End of the World or Life as Usual?" will provide an comprehensive and informative site on topics relating to the Year 2000 Computer Problem. Included will be both technical and socioeconomic reasons for the widespread mis-programming, resultant problems with computers, costs and benefits of fixing the problem, possible scenarios of societal effects, a comprehensive guide to Y2K on the web (including links news), and a quick tutorial on Y2K for those who don't have lots of time. Also bulletin boards for discussion, games, quizzes, a glossary and a hot-to-prepare page will be incorporated. Additionally, to facilitate better navigation, a search engine and sidebar menus will be integrated. The site will afford a valuable resource to those with and without previous knowledge of the topic. Most importantly the content will be objective and sane, contrasting with some of the widely varying extreme points of view expressed in the media and on the Internet. As a result of our work there will a place where anyone on the WWW can go to for comprehensive, non-biased coverage of the multi-faceted Year 2000 computer problem.
DavidRichard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD, United States
PaoloScuola Media Statale Caio Giulio Cesare, Mestre, Italy
MingRichard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD, United States
19 & under
Enrico FiorentinFavaro, Italy
Laurie BourdeauxMontgomery Co. Pub. Schools, Laytonsville, MD, United States
Computers & the Internet > Y2K