From an article written in 1998:
It's a little known fact that the Year 2000 computer problem was identified and brought to Nixon's attention when he was president. He could have done something about it but chose not to and we will have to bear the conseqences. Nixon knew he was going down and wanted to have the final laugh by bringing the rest of us down with him. He may get his wish in about 13 months.
It must really suck when none of your evil plots go off as planned.