We were talking about in in 1980. I was already being careful in code that I wrote at that time.
Yes, it was a minor issue as we expected. And it was minor because we had prepared for it.
Yes, it was over-hyped, but not much by those in the computer industry. It was over-hyped by the press. And it was enormously over-hyped by evangelical Christians who saw it as part of their absurd apocalyptic expectations.
Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity