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PERSONAL COMPUTERS REPLACE BOOKS AT US COLLEGES

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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