Y2K: Balance vs. Sensationalism : The Threat from Overseas
Giles, Robert H., The World and I
American corporations, government agencies, financial houses, and utilities are lining up in droves and chorusing, "We're ready!" for January 1, 2000, when the "millennium bug" will bite.
"We are increasingly confident that the basic [U.S.] infrastructure will hold," said John Koskinen, director of the White House Council on the Year 2000 Conversion, in September. He said he doesn't expect anything like the sweeping electrical brownouts and blackouts predicted by Y2K Cassandras--perhaps only a few local problems and "glitches lasting hours."
Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), cochairman of the Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, concurs, saying, …
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Publication information: Article title: Y2K: Balance vs. Sensationalism : The Threat from Overseas. Contributors: Giles, Robert H. - Author. Magazine title: The World and I. Volume: 14. Issue: 11 Publication date: November 1999. Page number: 88. © 1999 News World Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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