According to Mats Lewan
I was deeply involved in the year 2000 (Y2K) bug and I know from tests I witnessed at the heart of some of the most critical systems in our society that it was a real problem and to me a fantastic drama world wide. The enormous money and efforts to find and mitigate this bug – race against the clock – monitored by UN worldwide – was a success although to a high cost. What did people not involved say in january 2000? “Nothing happened, it was a consultant scam to earn money, that’s it”. Well things did happen but not much reached mainstream media.