Computers: A Terminal in Every Home?

The bold French plan for giving away electronic phone books

When French Dance Student Isabelle Michalowski, 17, wants to find a local nightspot that is still open during the summer vacation, she lets her fingers do the walking┬Śnot through the Yellow Pages, but across the keyboard of a computer console. Using the small video terminal that has been provided by the state-owned French telephone company, she punches a few keys and then taps out the words DISCOS┬ŚRENNES. Seconds later the names, addresses and telephone numbers flash on the screen. She then hits another button and an illustrated advertisement appears on the screen....

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