So were YOU the reason that gall-derned thing sitting on my desk didn't go poof that night?????<quoted text>
Yes, it worked perfectly but we had worked on it for most of 1999, we even began in 1997. That night was just a "cut-over" process to a newer version. The biggest problem stemmed from when older computers were limited on memory and many systems were built to drop the century and carry only the last 2 digits and it would have been a problem to differentiate between Jan 1,1900 and Jan 1, 2000.
So when calculatimg the terms of such things as long term investments, mortgages, or things like how long a life insurance policy had been in effect, the calculations would have gone negative. To subtrct say 1967 from 00, the result would have been a negative 67 instead of plus 33. I devised a plan for my company to convert those same 2 digits on all historical records from just numbers to a combination of numbers and letters, and it worked and still does today. LOL