Timing Is Everything
Lucy Mitchell dreamed of celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square her whole life.
Now she awaits the turn of the millennium there, after years of hard work heading off the dreaded Y2K bug.
But the bug shows signs of wriggling past her efforts, with its devastating sting intact.
Can Lucy head off digital disaster before the clock strikes midnight?
An excerpt from Y2K:
Countdown to the Worst Case Scenario
“Not seeing any errors, no,” Chuck said. “But several are offline. A couple of databases, and…huh. HR servers. Email is working, same with the rest of the servers.”
“I’m going to have to take a look at this myself,” Lucy said, “and I can’t exactly get to Rio right now. We won’t be back in Atlanta until the second.”
“I hate to say this, but we can’t wait that long. We’ve got less than an hour until we find out if this bug is going to be widespread in our systems.”
“When it hits Buenos Aires,” Lucy said, closing her eyes. “No signs of it in Paris or London?”
“Nope, not a trace. If it does hit the Argentina offices, we’ll be in for a much bigger shitstorm not long after.”
“Yeah. Two hours after that, we’re looking at the whole East Coast.”