Questioning convergence


In the years leading up to the new millennium, companies were in various states of flux over a programming glitch on computer systems that could have catastrophic effects on their operations. The glitch was commonly referred to as the Y2K bug, as it was feared that on January 1 2000, all computers would malfunction, lose all data on file and generally cause chaos all-round.

As it happens, the worst-case scenario never materialised because computer boffins managed to correct the anomaly in

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