In Brief: Jun. 4, 2001

DIAL M FOR MODEM Last week AT&T; unveiled 25 Internet pay phones at airports in New York, Atlanta and Dallas. The AT&T; Public Phone 2000i has a 12-in. screen, a full-size keyboard and a touch pad. Internet access comes at a reasonable 25[cents] per minute (with a 4-min. minimum), and callers can talk and surf at the same time. No, you don't get your quarter back if you don't have any e-mail.

GIRL POWER It's great to encourage girls to learn about computers, and if it takes a spokesdoll like Barbie to get them interested, more power to her. The Barbie...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!