Computers: Games Stay out in Front

But micro owners are finding other uses for their machines

In households across the U.S. there are now some 4 million personal computers, compared with only 70,000 at the end of the past decade. In those pioneering days only a handful of programs were available, and game playing was the principal pursuit of the home-computer owner. Today software programs number in the thousands, and game playing is still the main use of home computers. Nonetheless, two recent surveys by the Gallup and Roper organizations show that this pattern is starting to change.

Gallup found that 51% of the PC owners it surveyed use...

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