Y2K: The Winter of Our Disconnect?


After midnight, a backup radar system in Albuquerque, New Mexico stopped working correctly, but the problem was unrelated to Y2K.

with Bob Cringely
Update! #1

Update #4

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Navigation and traffic control systems will fail, putting travelers in peril.

[bob at airport]Displaying her faith in the system, FAA Administrator Jane Garvey flew across the country during the roll-over on New Year's Eve. We hope the in-flight movie was good, because her trip was otherwise uneventful.

Every plane flew without any Y2K-related problems, but a few of the radar and weather monitoring systems did stumble a bit. However, technicians were able to start them back up without causing a problem.

Amtrak quickly fixed a problem when its train tracking system in Philidelphia failed to keep track of the correct train symbols.

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