Okay, this has to be said. Y2k was a non-event. Not because it wasn't a real threat, but
BECAUSE WE FIXED IT!!!
I worked at two different companies on this problem. I was there for testing where we took devices like credit card readers, ATMs and even elevators advanced their dates.
You know what happened?
THEY STOPPED WORKING!!
So, to all of the people who think Y2k was some big hoax because nothing happened, you need to thank the teams that worked round the clock for years to make sure nothing happened.
Sorry, just had to speak my peace on this one.