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The Y2K Problem

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Science  16 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5413, pp. 438-439
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5413.438

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Depending on your source, the Y2K computer problem represents anything from the end of the world to a gigantic hoax. Senator Robert Bennett of Utah, who is chairman of the U.S. Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology problem, summarizes the realities of our knowledge and preparedness.