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Books on disk: a good idea for kids?

July 7, 1992

Regarding the Books page article "Booksellers Jump on Electronic Bandwagon," June 8: I am surprised to hear that narrated computer disks are becoming increasingly popular. Unfortunately, the ones that are selling the fastest are the classic fairy tales. The warmth created when a parent reads a child to sleep can hardly be compared to the switching on a computer screen and a synthesized voice telling the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Is this really good for a child? Melody Dye, San Leandro, Calif.

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