The Brampton resident, who was among the first in the world to sound the alarm about the Y2K bug, said he will be on a transatlantic flight to London from Chicago when the clock hits 2000.
"I believe so strongly that we're going to be okay I will be in the air," de Jager said yesterday at the launch of Brampton's millennium celebrations.
He said he has been called everything from a "dread merchant" to a "fearmonger" since his article about the Y2K bug in a computer trade magazine first grabbed attention in 1993.
Sarah Green, "Expert is betting Y2K bug won't fly," The Toronto Sun, March 5, 1999
—Murray Campbell, “Canada’s Y2K guru just wants it over,” The Globe and Mail (Canada), April 28, 1999
Stephen Levy, "The 1,000 Year Glitch," Newsweek, June 24, 1996