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Mexican broadside from 1890-1900 depicting fear of the end of world from natural disasters

As the world approached the year 2000, there were concerns over how our computers, computer programs/software, integrated systems, etc. would react to the date change from December 31, 1999, to January 1, 2000. As the millennium approached, many wondered if the world's businesses and financial systems would crash. Would airplanes still be able to fly or could there be nuclear accidents? Would these systems be fixed in time to avoid catastrophe?

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Mexican broadside from an earlier era
(ca.1890-1900) depicting fears of the end of the world from natural disaster.
Artist: Josť Guadalupe Posada;
Published by: Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. From the Caroline and Erwin Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-04579

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