`Over Hill, Over Dale, We Will Hit The Pc Trail...'

The U. S. Marine Corps has set up a giant electronic library to help its people train and fight better anywhere in the world. Based on six IBM 3090 mainframe computers and optical disk drives from Filetek Inc., the system provides access to the equivalent of 234,000 300-page books. Eventually, the system will contain the entire Marine Corps University's collection of war-fighting texts, including graphical images, maps, oral histories, speeches, and even reports from the recent Persian Gulf battles.

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