Then this article popped up: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45083650
This prompted the BBC to enquire into Y2K, as detailed in the above link. As one might expect, the general response from IT specialists involved is that most software checked out OK, but some didn't. Just how much of a problem that software might have caused if the problem hadn't been detected is now difficult to say, but it was certainly prudent to carry out the checks.So was the Y2K bug all a fuss about nothing?
That is certainly the view of Sir Bernard Jenkin MP who has compared what he believes are exaggerated fears about a no-deal Brexit to the bug.
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday: "We will look back and wonder what all the fuss was about - a bit like the millennium bug, remember all the experts on the millennium bug?"