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SURVEY SAYS HALF OF TOP EXECS ARE COMPUTER ILLITERATE

More than half top executives in the United States (55 percent) and Britain (51 percent) are computer illiterate, a recent survey finds.

The study by Robert Half International polled more than 100 executives in each nation. ``Many top executives in both countries rely heavily on their management teams for work that requires computer use,'' says Robert Half chairman Max Messner. ``However, it won't be long before this skill is a necessity.''

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The main reasons for computer illiteracy, according to respondents: computer skills are considered a low priority; executives are intimidated by computers; and they resist change.