Space Shuttle Software: YERO

Who would think that our advanced space fairing craft have a YERO (Year End Rollover) problem?

From an article about the YERO problem:
"The YERO problem relates to the shuttle orbiter's computers needing to reset through a change of year, which could cause a glitch on orbit." (from Nasa News)

I've been reading more about the pre-Shuttle space program. One factoid which is almost hard to believe was that the computers on the Apollo had the power of a modern day digital watch. I bet they didn't have a YERO problem :)
Posted on December 31, 2007 and filed under Technology.