In Brief: Nov. 15, 1999

BRINGING UP DIGITAL BABY It cries, it fidgets, it coos, and it does doo-doo. But this is no ordinary baby. It's a virtual tot that crawls around on your computer screen after you install the PC CD-ROM called Babyz by Mindscape ($30). And why not? If we can practice our nurturing skills feeding Tamagotchis, tickling Furbies and ordering our pet robots around, surely we can "adopt" a virtual baby or two. After naming your bundle of software joy, you can pop it into the changing room for a bath and dress it in impossibly cute bunny suits that come in every...

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