Y2K, no big deal Nov 17 2009
Despite the media hype, the biggest story about the Y2K computer bug is that nothing happened. Trains didn't spontaneously derail. McDonald's didn't roll back to turn-of-the-century pricing (no Happy Meals for a ha'penny). And the banks didn't lose all of our money; we'd have to wait another eight years for that.
Farhad Manjoo recently did a 2-part piece on the lessons of Y2K for Slate.