All kinds of mayhem were predicted back then, but none ever occurred.
Perhaps the concerns were groundless, or maybe it was because we were all so well prepared.
We got warnings from the government, we got warnings from government agencies. Security software firms contacted me to say that their country manager was keen to talk.
Telecom New Zealand also put out advice on how to cope.
But, in the end, nothing happened.
As I said, it was just like the Y2K Millennium bug all over again. The funny thing was, just like they were then, people were happy to be warned.
Better to be forewarned and forearmed, they say, even if the threats come to nothing.
A British weatherman once gained infamy by dismissing predictions of a hurricane before the Great Storm of 1987 brought mass devastation.
Since then, I have noticed, weather forecasts have tended to err on the dramatic side, just in case.
You can say the same about warnings concerning technology in general.
I have been writing about cyberterrorism this week, and again I was given dramatic predictions about the threats, possibly so that we pay attention and prepare for it.
Of course, experts must beware how far they go with the hype they give. They need to recall the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf". If there are too many false alarms, we may stop listening.