Babes in Byteland

Snazzy programs that teach the three Rs have become the hottest software

Dan and Audrey Marsh of Media, Pennsylvania, thought they knew a thing or two about computing. They first met on an online bulletin board. Dan runs complex software in his job as a financial controller for a real estate company, while Audrey works as an information-systems manager. But even the Marshes have been startled by the fervor with which Audrey's two sons, Joshua, 10, and Stephen, 3, have been booting up educational software on the family's home computer. Since the day Joshua declared he had to have a popular geography program called Where in the USA Is Carmen Sandiego? the family's...

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