A Clarkson Mosaic - page 489

phone book of all students and staff on campus, on-line course register, computation packages,
word processing packages with spelling checkers, engineering course work software and
communications packages to communicate with the mainframe host computer.
Being able to copy programs easily from a "vending machine" attracted the attention of
Wall Street Journal
. It wrote in September:
Students can pop in a blank disk and load it with a word processor, a campus phone book, math programs, or
several other free choices.
This "vending machine software" was quite successful, for close to 3.2 gigabytes of
information, or 9,000 disks, were copied in the first 10 days of the fall semester.
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