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..)