The Computer Society: Living: Pushbutton Power

The computer revolution may make us wiser, healthier and even happier

It is 7:30 a.m. As the alarm clock burrs, the bedroom curtains swing silently apart, the Venetian blinds snap up and the thermo stat boosts the heat to a cozy 70º. The percolator in the kitchen starts burbling; the back door opens to let out the dog. The TV set blinks on with the day 's first newscast: not your Today show humph-humph, but a selective rundown (ordered up the night before) of all the latest worldwide events affecting the economy — legislative, political, monetary....

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