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February 22, 1987

PERSONAL COMPUTERS REPLACE BOOKS AT US COLLEGES

By CBR Staff Writer

Where students going to college used to know that Mom and Pop would have to fork out for a library of text books, there are many colleges in the US where condition of entry includes possession of a personal computer: latest to make a machine mandatory is the US Coastguard Academy in New London, Connecticut, which wants this year’s 750-strong intake to come with a machine under one arm – and is recommending the Apple Macintosh Plus at $1,500 with educational discount, because of its ability to link with the majority of computers including the supercomputer at Dartmouth College.

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