A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 20, 1978

This week TIME welcomes its newest staff member: PDP-11/34. Programmed according to TIME'S design, PDP-11/34 will speed the handling of the hundreds of queries and reports that flow between the home office in New York City and our 28 bureaus, scattered around the world.

PDP etc. could hardly have arrived at a more propitious moment, for in this issue TIME presents a special 15-page section entitled "The Computer Society." The report explains just how the world of electronic sorcery works, and examines its impact on our daily lives. To make such a complicated technical phenomenon understandable, a team of six correspondents, five...

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