You do know what the problem was, don't you? It seems that all the counters that had been made for all the previous decades would only count to 1999. There was no "2" after the "1", so to speak. So, when 2000 got here, the counting would stop. The problem was that every meter everywhere had a counter in it that required replacing, not only residential, but commercial and industrial. That meant that every process had to be stopped to replace the meters. It also meant that a whole lot of counters had to be made and some sort of priority had to be assigned and schedules created to get the work done. And the deadline of 12-31-1999. Anyway, the counters did get changed out and things did not stop. The New Year and millennium started without a problem. Since the disaster was avoided, those that do not know think it was no big deal.