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Title:
Time bomb 2000 : what the year 2000 computer crisis means to you!
Author:
Yourdon, Edward.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall PTR, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xli, 627 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780130205193
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"Time Bomb 2000" describes how the year 2000 problem can potentially affect all facets of business life if not properly addressed, with chapters on home PCs, jobs, government services, and airplanes.


Author Notes

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.


Table of Contents

1 Year-2000 Fallback Planning Overview
Introduction
Risk Management
Severity of the Problem (Day, Month, Year, Decade)
"Bottom Line" Advice
Endnotes
2 Year-2000 Impact on Jobs
Introduction
How Could the Year-2000 Problem Cause All of This? Fallback Advice: The Two-Day Shutdown
Fallback Advice: The One-Month Shutdown
Fallback Advice: The One-Year Shutdown
Fallback Advice: The Ten-Year Shutdown
Endnotes
3 Year-2000 Impact on Utilities
Introduction
How Could Such Failures Happen? The Electrical System
Additional Year-2000 Problems for Utility Companies
Fallback Advice: The Two-Day Failure
Fallback Advice: The One-Month Failure
Fallback Advice: The One-Year Failure
Endnotes
4 Year-2000 Impact on Transportation
Introduction
Automobiles
Public Transportation: Trains and Buses
Planes
Another Transportation Problem: tGPS Rollover Failures in 1999
Fallback Advice: Two-Day Problems
Fallback Advice: One-Month Problems
Fallback Advice: One-Year Problems
Fallback Advice: Ten-Year Problems
Endnotes
5 Year-2000 Impact on Banking/Finance
Introduction
Year 2000 and the Banking System
More Serious Banking Problems
What's the Fed Doing About All of This? Credit Cards
The Stock Market
Recap: Could Things Really Be This Bad?
Fallback Advice: The Two-Day Failure
Fallback Advice: The One-Month Failure
Fallback Advice: The One-Year Failure
Fallback Advice: The Ten-Year Failure
Endnotes
6 Year-2000 Impact on Food
Introduction
Delivery of Food
Fallback Advice: Two-Day Failures
Fallback Advice: One-Month Failures
Fallback Advice: One-Year Failures
Fallback Advice: Ten-Year Failures
Endnotes
7 Year-2000 Impact on Your Home PC
Introduction
Hardware Vulnerability
Operating System Vulnerability
Application Vulnerability
We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us
Fallback Suggestions the Two-Day Failure
Fallback Suggestions the One-Month Failure
Fallback Suggestions the One-Year Failure
Fallback Suggestions the Ten-Year Failure
Endnotes
8 Year-2000 Impact on News Info
Introduction
Television and Radio
Newspapers and Magazines
Fallback Advice Two-Day, One-Month, One-Year, and Ten-Year Failures
Endnotes
9 Year-2000 Impact on Health/Medicine
Introduction
Medical Devices and Hospital Systems
Doctors
Medicare, Insurance, and Hospital/Doctor Paperwork
Prescription medicines
Fallback AdviceTwo-Day Failures
Fallback AdviceOne-Month Failures
Fallback AdviceOne-Year Failures
Fallback AdviceTen-Year Failures
Endnotes
10 Year-2000 Impact on Government
Introduction
Social Security
Welfare, Food Stamps, Medicare, etc
Internal Revenue Service
The Defense Department
Other Federal Agencies
State and Local Agencies
What is Government Doing About the Year-2000 Problem?
What Should the Government Be Doing About Year-2000?
Fallback AdviceTwo-Day Failures
Fallback AdviceOne-Month Failures
Fallback AdviceOne-Year Failures
Fallback AdviceTen-Year Failures
Endnotes
11 Year-2000 Impact on Embedded Systems
Introduction
Fallback AdviceTwo-Day Failures
Fallback AdviceOne-Month Failures
Fallback AdviceOne-Year Failures
Fallback AdviceTen-Year Failures
Endnotes
12 Year-2000 Impact on Education
Introduction
Fallback AdviceTwo-Day Disruptions
Fallback AdviceOne-Month Disruptions
Fallback AdviceOne-Year Disruptions
Fallback AdviceTen-Year Disruptions
Endnotes
13 Year-2000 Impact on Telephone and Mail Services
Introduction
Telephone, Fax, and E-mail
Mail and Parcel PostFedEx, UPS, DHL, and the U.S
Postal Service
Fallback AdviceTwo-Day Disruptions
Fallback AdviceOne-Month Disruptio

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