Industry would employ teams of inspectors to hunt down this frightening phenomena and even quite intelligent people would be queueing in Comet asking if their Toaster was "Year 2000 Compliant". Pundits and "Experts" bought Villas in Spain on the proceeds of the flood of paid employment they enjoyed in the "Y2K" World.
Of course the "popular" media milked this knee-jerk scaremongering to the hilt and we all thought it was such a joke a few weeks into the new Century when all was warm and cosy again with those nice young "straight kinda guys" Tony Blair and Alistair Campbell at the helm. "Planes falling out of the sky?" - how preposterous!
It was only when I recently came across this reproduction front page from January 1st 2000 that something occured to me.
Yes, that's right. The Millenium Bug has arrived about 8 years after it was supposed to.