Doubts About Expanded Telecommunication Networks

Are we going to continue marching blindly off to the call of high technology?

Admittedly, the personal computer has its function in the office. But how many of us remember the '80s notion that the personal computer would become the "command center"of the American home, ushering in a new era of efficiency and power? It was a notion that never came to pass.

No doubt a similar fate awaits the nationwide network linking all homes and businesses together. I don't doubt that there will be such a network, at a cost of untold billions. But in the end, what will be the fruit of such effort - the ability to order greater quantities of consumer products without having to leave our homes? Russ Bush, Bethel, Conn.

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