Talk:Self-defeating prophecy

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Year 2000[edit]

IMO, "The Year 2000 problem is an example of a self-defeating prophecy" is highly debatable and I definately don't agree with it. As stated in Year 2000 problem: While no significant computer failures occurred when the clocks rolled over into 2000, preparation for the Y2K bug had a significant effect on the computer industry. The fact that countries where very little was spent on tackling the Y2K bug (such as Italy and South Korea) fared just as well as those who spent much more (such as the United Kingdom and the United States) has generated debate on whether the absence of computer failures was the result of the preparation undertaken or whether the significance of the problem had been overstated.[1] Joepnl (talk) 22:12, 29 June 2008 (UTC)