In the days that followed New Year's Day, there was lots of grumbling about all the money spent to prepare for the Y2K rollover. But the nearly glitchless arrival of the millennium was the result of scores of senior and junior technology professionals who put in sleepless nights and long days wrestling with computer code. As a result, 2000 dawned with a peaceful yawn and not a crash.

Their efforts bordered on the "heroic," said Robert M. Garsson, director of press relations at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. "In my wildest dreams I didn't expect things to go as well as they did."

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