Reply to post: Re: Remember Y2K?

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

Re: Remember Y2K?

Y2K wasn't a disaster because a lot of people worked (and billed) a lot of hours to sort it all out

Including me - did Y2K testing for everything from Windows servers to firewalls (via various flavours of Unix).

Then most of the y2k projects ended and dumped lots of minimally-capable people out into the contract market and rates hit the floor (I was charging £40/hr in the late 90's - when the y2k glut happened I was lucky to find a contract with rates of £15/hr). At which point I went permie again (by blagging a job doing Solaris and networking supprt even though I'd done very little of either before..)

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