Computers: Down to the Corner Store

With all the precision of a well-planned military maneuver, the National Cash Register Company of Dayton last week held meetings with 50,000 businessmen in 120 North American cities, along with press conferences in such overseas commercial centers as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Sydney and Hong Kong. In New York City's new Madison Square Garden, where the principal meeting took place, NCR Chairman Robert S. Qelman, 58, explained the reason for what NCR described as a 48-hour saturation program. Beginning in September, announced Oelman, NCR will start delivering a new, third-generation computer system, the Century 100, and later it will...