Y2K: Still Waiting

Never mind computers going screwy when Jan. 1, 2000, comes. Prognosticators started malfunctioning a long time ago. Last week alone, a government report warned us to stockpile food and prepare for the worst while a U.N. agency claimed everything is rosy. Below, some of the more confusing conflicts in Y2K advice, all given by respected Y2K figures. (What the loonies say would fill several volumes.)

EVEYTHING'S ROSY

TELEPHONE: The millennium bug will not disrupt world phone service (International Telecommunications Union)

FOOD: There's no need to go around stockpiling and buying large quantities of food (Senator Christopher Dodd on PBS's Newshour)

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