Techwatch: Nov. 17, 1997

BORN AND BRED ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Preparing for junior's arrival raises a diaper load of questions: Bottle or nipple? Thumb or pacifier? Cloth or disposable? For answers, just click on BabyCenter.com a new Website for parents-to-be with a due-date calculator and tips from baby doc T. Berry Brazelton. Best of all: the baby-namer database of 5,000 given names, from Anglo-Saxon to Yoruban, searchable by gender, origin and popularity. A Gaelic name that starts with B? No problem: Blaine. Here's hoping your Yoruban baby isn't Aina: a "complicated delivery."

LUDDITES NIX LAPTOPS ON U.S. SENATE FLOOR

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