Comet fights millennium bug with sticky logo

Retailer Comet is embarking on a PC accreditation scheme next week in an attempt to combat customer fears of buying hardware not immune to the millennium bug.

"Prove IT 2000" logos, with the sub heading, "make sure your PC has a future," will be slapped on PCs that pass Comet's millennium-ready test.

The retailer will launch the scheme on Tuesday at its store in Croydon.

Retail rival Tiny Computers has also considered the logo sticker approach to advertising the millennium-ready status of its machines. But according to Tiny marketing manager Alison Koster, the company was "unconvinced that stickers on screens make a difference. We state in our literature that our machines are 2000-compliant. It is an issue and there are customer fears."