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Should you worry about the Year 2038?

Do you remember the year 2000?  Back then, to save storage space, many old programs stored their years with just the last two digits of the year. Perhaps the assumption was it would always be the twentieth century.   Unfortunately, that was not the case and such programs ended up treating the year 2000 as the year 1900.  This caused massive malfunctions.