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Computer aid to British firms

The British government has inaugurated the National Computing Center for use by small business. The first unit will open in London this month. The Department of Industry is providing $1.5 million (US) over three years to run the service, which will provide advice-and-training clinics and help set up computer-systems programming.

Meanwhile, the Department of Education recently set up a $20 million (US) school program for computer instruction, and some 650 British schools have micro-facilities now in place.

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