Time Bomb 2000

Time Bomb 2000 : What the Year 2000 Computer Crisis Means to You!

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Time Bomb 2000 has become a world-wide bestseller because it doesn't just tell you that there's a Y2K crisis on the way: it spells out how to evaluate your personal risks -- and what you can do about them. As the crunch draws closer, this new edition is essential reading for everyone. Based on the absolute latest information, you'll learn what problems are likely to occur, how they will impact individuals and society, and what you can do to prepare. You'll find updated coverage of virtually every major aspect of society, including communications, power distribution, transportation, finance, travel, medicine, social services, education and employment - with expert assessments of the probabilities -- and consequences -- of failure. Best of all, you'll also find practical contingency plans and fallback positions if the worst happens.show more

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130205192
  • 9780130205193

About Edward Yourdon

Edward Yourdon is Chairman of the Cutter Consortium research organization, and developer of software engineering methodologies used by thousands of companies worldwide. He is author of 25 computer books, including Rise and Resurrection of the American Programmer, and several other Prentice Hall PTR bestsellers. Jennifer Yourdon has worked in research on Wall Street for five years, and is currently employed by a major investment bank. She lives in New York City.show more

Table of contents

1. Year-2000 Planning Overview. Risk Management. Severity of the Problem (Day, Month, Year, Decade). 'Bottom Line' Advice. 2. Y2000 Impact on Jobs. U.S. Saving Habits. Fallout Ripple Effect. Case Study - GM Strike of 1998. How Could the Y2000 Problem Cause All of This? Y2K Already Causing Problems. Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 3. Y2000 Impact on Utilities. How Could Such Failures Happen? The Electrical System. How Can You Tell How Your Utility Company Is Doing? Additional Y2000 Problems for Utility Companies. Fallback Advice: The Two-Day Failure. Fallback Advice: The One-Month Failure. Fallback Advice: The One-Year Failure. 4. Y2000 Impact on Transportation. The Bottom Line. Automobiles. Public Transportation: Trains and Buses. Planes. Another Transportation Problem: GPS Rollover Failures in 1999. Fallback Advice: Two-Day Problems. Fallback Advice: One-Month Problems. Fallback Advice: One-Year Problems. Fallback Advice: Ten-Year Problems. 5. Y2000 Impact on Banking/Finance. Y2000 and the Banking System. More Serious Banking Problems. Whats the Fed Doing About All of This? Credit Cards. The Stock Market. Recap: Could Things Really Be This Bad? Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 6. Y2000 Impact on Food. Production of Food. Delivery of Food. Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 7. Y2000 Impact on Your Home PC. Hardware Vulnerability. Operating System Vulnerability. Application Vulnerability. We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us. Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 8. Y2000 Impact on News Information. Television and Radio. Newspapers and Magazines. Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 9. Y2000 Impact on Health/Medicine. Medical Devices and Hospital Systems. Doctors. Medicare, Insurance, and Hospital/Doctor Paperwork. Prescription Medicines. Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 10. Y2000 Impact on Government. How Did All of This Begin? Social Security. Welfare, Food Stamps, Medicare, and the Like. Internal Revenue Service. The Defense Department. Other Federal Agencies. State and Local Agencies. What Is Government Doing About the Y2000 Problem? What Should the Government Be Doing About Y2000? Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 11. Y2000 Impact on Embedded Systems. Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 12. Y2000 Impact on Education. Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 13. Y2000 Impact on Telephone and Mail Services. Telephone, Fax, and E-mail. Mail and Parcel Post: FedEx, UPS, DHL, and the U.S. Postal Service. Fallback Advice: Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures. 14. Y2000 Impact on the Rest of the World. The State of International Economies and Financial Markets. What is the International Progress on Year 2000? Conclusion. 15. Conclusion. Do Your Own 'Reality Test.' Make Your Own Assessment of Y2000 Consequences. Most Important: Maintain Flexibility. A Final Thought. Appendix A: What the Y2000 Problem Is All About. Additional Anomalies and Quirks of the Year-2000 Problem. Consequences of the Problem. How the Year-2000 Problem Came to Be. What to Do? Year-2000: The Biggest Computer Project of All Time. Summary. Appendix B: The Ripple Effect of the Y2000 Phenomenon. Year-2000 and the Concept of System Dynamics. Appendix C: Additional Sources of Information. Technical Y2000 Books. Non-Technical Books. Web Sites.show more

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