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Old 10-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by chrischris View Post
Remember that for sure.. the Y2K hoax. What a farce that was.
BTW, who made a killing due to that ?
Y2K was the time that the US to India software out-sourcing really took off. Till that time, it was on a small scale and there was skepticism. Y2K required massive running of tools on existing data, as well as manual modification of thousands of programs which could count only till 1999 before reverting to 0000. It also required extensive testing and certification of the modified software. Many Indian software companies used it as a launching point and have since never looked back as they moved on to more sophisticated work.
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