The unexpected Y2K bug bites continue. Besides stopping trains in Norway and cash registers in Texas, it has caused 3,000 potential jurors in Multnomah county, Oregon to be sent summons requiring them to show up for jury duty in 1901. In this case it was court workers who caused the problem by typing 2 digits into their computers instead of 4. If they had exercised their fingers a little more, the computers would have read the dates correctly.

The bug also bit cash machines in Sweden, leaving 3.5 million customers of Nordbanken unable to get money over Christmas. The system crashed 5 times between December 27 and January 3rd. Swedish bank regulators are demanding an explanation, but the bank hasn?t given one yet. The origin of the problem is undoubtedly more complicated in this case.

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