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February 1986

On-line Computer Availability for AJDC

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Editor, AJDC PO Box 43700 Tucson, AZ 85733

Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(2):98-99. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140160016016

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Computers have become a part of some physicians' everyday existence. From simple game playing, through financial and other record keeping, to access to distant sources of information, the computer has provided physicians with a modern tool with which to streamline their offices, their research, and their education. Some have eschewed the devices, exhibiting some elements of what has been termed computer phobia. Others have dabbled but not sustained their interest for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the cost involved, both in dollars and in time investment. My own view is that the computer is a handy device that can be adapted to one's needs, has no intrinsic "terror" once one realizes that it is simply a tool that can be put to good use, and that it is here to stay. Banks, checkout counters at supermarkets, airlines, industrial and academic offices, and a host of

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