Choice of 2000 guides

The Government’s decision to set up Action 2000 to provide advice to firms on the millennium computer problem is welcome. It is also confusing: why was it necessary to set up another organisation when Taskforce 2000, with the brief of raising awareness of

The new agency will have a difficult job. Companies that have not started to tackle the problem may already have left it too late, but that makes it all the more urgent to persuade them to start doing something now. As a first step, any firm using process controllers with embedded systems should get hold of the IEE’s new technical guidance notes: at £50 it looks like money well spent.