U.S. Senate: Y2K Will Not be Destructive to Nation

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The Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem has announced that it believes the Y2K bug will not be a nationwide crisis as first predicted.

Still, the panel says that individuals may experience some mishaps, but major problems from computer errors are not likely to occur. Most susceptible to the Y2K bug are medical offices, schools, government services and small businesses. Because many countries may be behind in updating computer systems, the panel predicts that matters may be worse outside the boundaries of the United States.

The 228-page report was presented 100 days prior to the beginning of the new year by committee Chairman Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah).

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