KILL THE 'MILLENNIUM BUG' IN '98, INDUSTRY URGED

Food retailers should make a New Year's resolution to fix the so-called "Millennium Bug" next year, advise technology experts.The bug, or problem, is that many computers are designed to recognize only the last two digits in the current year, rather than all four -- and those systems will be unable to differentiate between the years 1900 and 2000 at the turn of the century.The problem threatens to

Food retailers should make a New Year's resolution to fix the so-called "Millennium Bug" next year, advise technology experts.

The bug, or problem, is that many computers are designed to recognize only the last two digits in the current year, rather than all four -- and those systems will be unable to differentiate between the years 1900 and 2000 at the turn of the century.

The problem threatens to wreak havoc Jan. 1, 2000, or, in cases of forward-looking systems, even sooner,

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