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Hong Kong is well prepared to face the Y2K bug but everyone should be aware of a possible build-up of problems later next month, the head of the international monitoring effort in Washington...
When tomorrow dawns, provided it does so without the planet coming to a standstill, we may have heard the last about Y2K.
So September 9 - the so-called 9999 computer glitch - has joined the growing list of supposedly dangerous dates that have turned out to be a damp squib as far as Y2K-related bugs are concerned.
I will be celebrating the new millennium at the beginning of 2001.
That decision has been made for me by the Y2K problem as I work in an emergency service and our whole department...
One essential element of news is that it is, just that, new. But one of the biggest stories of the year falls outside that definition.