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A Closer Look (Computers: Millenium Bug) #176447

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 01, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The computer problem created by the year 2000 introduced.

(Lubbock: James Walker) The Y2K "millenium bug" test in the city of Lubbock, Texas, to simulate what might happen if the computer chips malfunction featured. [Lubbock city manager Bob CASS - says we need to find the scope of the chip problem.] [Deputy fire chief Rhea COOPER - wonders about what will work in 2000.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The problem of making changes in a big computer system introduced.

(Madras, India: Mark Litke) The fight against the millenium bug in India featured; scenes shown Madras, where Indian companies are working for US companies on the year 2000 problem. [TATA Consulting Services South MANALINGAN, Kishore PADMANABHAN - cite India's role in the millennium bug battle.] The computer literacy level in India cited. [TATA Consulting Services Jim THOMAS - praises the quality of Indian-made software.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
Walker, James
Duration:
00:05:00

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