The grade five students at Holy Trinity Elementary School
in Torbay, Newfoundland, have been doing research on how exactly
one would go about "debugging" the Y2K
problem that has haunted the lives of many a computer owner.
The children, under the direction of Pauline Molloy, read
articles, searched the Web and had guest speakers to find out
all they could about this looming crisis.
For those of you that may have been living under a rock this
past year or two,
the millennium bug, or Y2K bug, is a major concern for the
computer industry. Most people know that January 1 will mark
the start of the Year 2000. But the computer chip in your video
camera, your home computer, your security system or your fax
machine might get the wrong idea and read the year 2000 as the
This confusion may cause any number of problems, especially for
large corporations which base their entire operation around a
The grade fives created Web
pages to inform others of their opinions on the millennium
bug. They interviewed computer experts and did research on the
Web about the Y2Kproblem. Then they placed links on their pages
to help others deal with this problem.
the webpage you will also find
a quiz testing your knowledge of the Y2K bug.