While the turn of the calendar to Jan. 1, 2000, has come and gone with minimal disruption to computer systems, the millennium bug continues to be a pest.

South Florida companies spent gobs of money to combat the year 2000 problem — fighting the clock to ensure their computers didn’t shorten calendar years to two digits and impose the date Jan. 1, 1900 as the new decade dawned. Those contacted believe the effort and expense were worth it because there were few, if any, problems to speak of when New Year’s Day arrived.

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