And a lot of money was wasted (or injected into the economy if you are an economist):
On audits - going around ticking off printer serial numbers
Preparing W2K compliance certificates - it's a printer FFS
Obtaining assurance of Y2K compliance from manufacturers -
Replacing it with a brand new expensive inkjet because Epson don't have a W2K compliance cert for an ancient dot matrix
Having staff on double time over the holiday - in case of any issues - for a completely non-critical product that nobody would be using until after the holidays when any problems could be fixed.