TECH WATCH: NEWS FROM VEGAS: THE HYPE GOES ON

NEWS FROM VEGAS: THE HYPE GOES ON

There was no blotting the bleary enthusiasm of the quarter-million conventioneers who overwhelmed Las Vegas last week for the annual computer hype-athon known as COMDEX. Teetering local phone systems that tumbled nightly at 7, double-booked hotel rooms and taxi lines that lasted longer than a Siegfried and Roy show seemed much less inconvenient when viewed as proof of the rightness of the computer revolution. Surely, the logic went, this many people can't be wrong. Even the sobering news that cash-starved CompuServe (which carries TIME online) was scrapping its failing Wow service didn't spoil the party. Instead, in lines, bathrooms and at...

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