The 1990’s were good years. My wife and I were newly graduated from college, were newly married, had our first child, and … we experienced Y2K.
Computer experts were telling everyone that the Year 2000 would cause havoc to computer systems around the world causing catastrophes that we might never recover from. Buy gold! Stock up on food and water! Buy a gun to protect yourself! This “millennium bug” was based on the fact that digital records containing a date had only been using the last two digits of the year. Once the year 2000 rolled around, all computers would revert to the year 00 (or 1900) and there was the possibility of lots of problems. At least that’s what the news kept saying. Billions of dollars were invested in software updates and everyone held their breath on December 31, 1999 as the second hand moved closer to midnight.
As you may recall, nothing of significance happened. It all seemed to have been a lot of hype about nothing (that or the software updates did their job). Be that as it may, one car company created a car in the late 90’s that was so odd looking that they could have called it the “millennium bug.” It didn’t have any software glitches that I know of, but whoever designed it seems to have thrown caution to the wind just before Y2K happened. Wow! What is this thing?