In Brief: Jul. 24, 2000

GIVE ME YOUR WIRED The Ellis Island Experience ($39.99) is a new CD-ROM that documents the immigrant experience of that famous portal to America, from the chalk marks put on the coats of those with health problems to the Austrian woman who thought the Statue of Liberty was a statue of Columbus. It's a story that deserves to be retold in every medium, and it's told well in this one.

WRITE AID Until now the worlds of paper and silicon have been irreconcilably separate. No longer, thanks to a clever doodad from Seiko called the SmartPad ($199). The SmartPad looks like...

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