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Friday April 30 2:51 AM ET

US Unsure If Y2K Will Bring Anticlimax Or Chaos

By Andrew Hay

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - With just 36 weeks until the year 2000, the United States is hedging its bets on whether the dreaded Y2K computer bug will end the century in anticlimax or chaos.

Even with a barrage of upbeat Year 2000 reports from U.S. companies and government, Americans are not convinced the bug is benign and some are still hunkering down and buying generators and wood stoves.

Experts remain perplexed by the computer glitch and many are more concerned about potential Y2K panic than the Y2K problem itself.

``The only constant in all of this is no one really knows what is going to happen when we cross that date threshold,'' said Bob Cohen, an analyst with the Information Technology Association of America.

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