Since January 1, 2000, Swayne has witnessed a sharp decline in customers. "In fact, I had no business at all," Swayne said. "One day I have more business than I can handle, going to Atlantic City every weekend, the next day, poof, it's all gone."
Swayne hung on, waiting for the next computer-generated cataclysm, and he's hoping the March 11 bug is, in his words, "the big one." The nation's computers, he explained, are not prepared for the early start of daylight saving time on March 11th. So once again, Swayne is working eighteen hour days, patching desktops and laptops. After this, "Who knows?" he said. "I'm just grateful this new problem surfaced. I don't know if I could hang on for Y3K."