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Hardware makers and software creators agree. This will be the year compact disk, read-only memory (CD-ROM) really takes off. Not only are CD-ROM drives cheap but disks on almost every imaginable subject are flooding the market. There's truly something for everyone. Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the allied landing on the beaches of Normandy, for example, comes the D-Day Interactive Multimedia Encyclopedia, an adaptation of the 665-page Simon & Schuster book. Produced by Context Systems Inc. in Hatboro, Pa., the $80 disk contains 45 minutes of digitized newsreel videos, over 420 articles, 24 animated maps showing troop movements, and almost 30 minutes of audio interviews with those who hit France's sandy shores on June 6, 1944.

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