In 1999 every IT system-computer (mobile device, machine, and appliance, etc.), whose functionality was reliant on ‘codes' was potentially facing a technological Armageddon at midnight, January 1, 2000.
In 1999, finding sufficient - numbers of ‘1G individuals’ who held 'legacy coding knowledge' relative to computer operating systems were suddenly considered 'mission essential' to bridge – re-align ‘all things 1G’ with the y2k compliant mandates.