Ibm Swings Into The On Line Fast Lane

On the Information Superhighway, IBM hasn't set any speed records. In the race to create a world of interactive information and entertainment, Time Warner, Bell Atlantic, Tele-Communications, AT&T, and Microsoft have been grabbing the headlines with technology demos, megadeals, and bids to build the next on-line service. Big Blue, which pioneered multimedia information kiosks in the 1980s, built the infrastructure for what is known as the Internet, and has been in the on-line-service business for 10 years, is driving in the slow lane.

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