A Letter From The Publisher: May 3, 1982

Perhaps the most traditional aspect of TIME—the categorization of news into clearly defined sections—has over the years required the most careful and regular review. Responding to changes in society and to the inventions and perceptions that shape such changes, the editors periodically drop or merge old departments and start new ones. Last year two new sections were added, Design and Video. This week marks the introduction of TIME's newest department, Computers. No section is ever christened without deliberate second-guessing and parent-like worry. But the decision this time seemed both easy and logical. Simply put, a Computers section added up....

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