Remember Y2K? Also known as the Millennium Bug, it was a digital challenge for computers wherein their internal clocks would turn over to “00” (as in the year 1900 instead of 2000) because software had been generally designed with only two digits instead of four.
In the days that lead up to the calendar moving from 1999 to 2000, computers weren’t as ubiquitous as they are today. While the first so-called “smartphone” was introduced in the mid-90s, it would still be five or six years before better-developed devices became fixtures in our hands or back pockets. The inventions of iPads and other tablets? Still a future away. Continue reading “Past Numeronym”