"Mormon" Solution to Y2K problem was ignored
If anyone had paid attention to "a group of Mormons in the late '50s who
wanted to enlist the newfangled [COBOL] machines in their massive genealogy
project", we wouldn't be facing the Y2K problem now, says the current issue
of Time magazine.
Mormons and the 'End of the World'
LDS Senator Robert Bennett (R, UT), who heads the Senate's Year 2000
committee, sez panicky bank runs could equal computer-generated bank
problems. In response, the Fed plans to print up oh, say, $75 billion or so
in extra bank notes this year.