Who invented y2k?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Could somebody tell me who invented the term "y2k"? Thanks.
-- Greg Delzer (email@example.com), May 11, 1999
Good question Greg. I haven't a clue.
I have heard Millennium Bug, Year 2000 Problem, Century Date Change among others...
Maybe someone just got tired of saying Year 2000 and came up with the condensed version.
My money is that it was a programmer. Those people are always trying to shorten things, conserve space and drop off letters and...oh...numbers...
-- Michael Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 1999.
The answer is....... David Eddy.
According to Westergaard Y2K page, he is the originator of the term Y2K. See his bio on the westergaard page: www.y2ktimebomb.com
Back to lurking...
-- newlurker (email@example.com), May 11, 1999.
Don't know, but I do know that someone copyrighted it.
-- lurch (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 1999.
Whoever called it a "bug" should be kicked is the ass!
-- dave (email@example.com), May 11, 1999.
Al Gore claims that he invented Y2K.
I invented beer. You're welcome.
-- Doug (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 1999.
Al Gore also claims he invented sex. Tipper begs to differ.
-- rick blaine (email@example.com), May 11, 1999.
i've always heard it was david eddy.
-- jocelyne slough (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 1999.
I invented "Year 2-Oh-Uh-Oh"(tm). Feel free to use, with attribution.
-- David Bean (email@example.com), May 11, 1999.
I always thought that Y2K was short hand for Year 2000 and was invented by computer programmers, who used 99 as short hand for 1999, which caused the Y2K problem to begin with. Isn't life just full of little ironies?
-- smfdoc (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 1999.