The Y2K Dilemma:
Does it have an impact on you?

Explanation: The Year 2000 problem (Y2K, Millenium Bug, Millenium Virus) came about due to programming practices involving the use of 6 digit dates (dd/mm/yy) vs. 8 digit dates (dd/mm/yyyy). This results in the possibility of a date such as 31 being misinterpreted (is it 1931 or 2031?). Thus, any computer program which deals with 6 digit dates is susceptible to the Y2K problem.


Please tell us about yourself.

What is your age?

What is your Zip code?

How many years have you been using a computer?

How many years have you been using the Internet?


Part A

General Instructions: For each of the items below select the button next to the item you most agree with. For example:

I like to read fiction.

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1. I understand the Y2K problem.

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2. The Y2K problem will have a great impact on my personal computing.

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3. The Y2K problem will have a great impact on my job.

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4. The Y2K problem is not a major issue for me.

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5. My job will not be effected by the Y2K problem.

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6. I feel comfortable that the Y2K problem is being handled by most companies.

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7. I think the year 2000 will come and go with no real impact on me personally.

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