In a recent edition of the Guardian Weekly an iconoclastic view of the year 2000 (Y2K) problem was expressed by one Stephen Saunders from New York. Saunders believes the Y2K problem to be largely manufactured by self serving vendors and contains a large elements of scare mongering. Saunders describes the problem as "childishly simple" - at least by the standards of the networking industry and anticipates that "come the millennium, as the clock strikes midnight and the predicted network doomsday fails to transpire, we will no doubt see the same year 2000 service providers that blew the whole-thing out of proportion claiming credit for its solution".
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