CD-ROM SHOWS MASS-MARKET APPEAL

LAS VEGAS -- Educational software programs are fast becoming mass-market products and CD-ROM is now the dominant platform for them, according to a panel at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show. "The growth in this category is clearly in CD-ROM [compact disk-read only memory] and it's at an unexpected level," said William P. Wilde, vice president of marketing and sales at MECC, Minneapolis.Sales of

LAS VEGAS -- Educational software programs are fast becoming mass-market products and CD-ROM is now the dominant platform for them, according to a panel at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show. "The growth in this category is clearly in CD-ROM [compact disk-read only memory] and it's at an unexpected level," said William P. Wilde, vice president of marketing and sales at MECC, Minneapolis.

Sales of software on floppy disk was flat last year for better titles and down for weaker ones,

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