Room For Growth

If you feel like you're the last household on your block to get a PC, relax. Estimates based on extrapolations from total computer sales suggested that almost a third of U.S. families own computers. But a survey of households by Forrester Research Inc. shows that the real number is closer to a fifth. Even among families earning more than $50,000 a year, fewer than a quarter own computers. As a result, the Cambridge (Mass.) market-research firm expects family PC ownership to nearly double, to 43 million, by 1997.

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