In Australia in the late 90s during the height of the Y2K scare, I recall watching one of those "after the morning news" talk show programs (which was softer news, interspersed with segments that were basically in-studio infomercials) and seeing an infomercial for a device that plugged into the back of your computer and helped solve (or did something related to) the Y2K bug.
I tried looking for info on the device online, but can't seem to find anything. I believe it plugged into a parallel or serial port and was a pass-through device so you didn't have to sacrifice a port to use it.
I remember sitting there, being 11 or 12 at the time, and thinking it was a load of crap designed to make a fool and his money part ways, as the lady presenting the product gave a strong impression that she had heard of Y2K, but didn't know what it was or why she should care.
Does anyone know of the product I speak of, of anyone who owned it, what it did, and if it worked?