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Brits bash Year 2000 bug

Tony Blair today announced a $163 million package to deal with the millennium bug, which, in a column for The Independent, he described as a "technical time bomb" capable of causing "major disruption" throughout Britain. At a London meeting, the prime minister outlined his plans to mobilize an army of 20,000 bug busters -- young people, unemployed, or even retired people, who will receive government training to deal with the millennium bug.

March 29, 1998 by

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