A Coppertop In Every Laptop?

Ronald E. Compton, Aetna Life & Casualty Co.'s chief executive, hates the 10 pounds of spare batteries he has to lug around with his laptop computer. He carries them because if his main batteries won't take a recharge, he can't just run to a store for replacements. They're a unique size, fitting only his Compaq Lite 4/25C. So his staff has to get them from a computer store or call Compaq. It's a pain Compton can't avoid. His laptop, he says, is "my one-on-one way of communicating with people."

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