For 2-3 years, it was "doomsday' ... and actually had far more chance of that happening, considering it was based on a programming limitation and workarounds that ended up poised to bite the entire 'net in the ass. Cobol programmers found it a virtual goldmine, since they could write their own salaries to fix the problems. I actually had acquaintances on the 'net who were talking of buying generators and holing up in their storm cellars; one day in an e-mail circle, the topic was whether or not they'd be willing to shoot neighbors who tried to steal their water, in order to protect their families. *doh*
And then it fizzled out. Barely a blip. Kind of funny.