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Bits & bytes VETERAN INFO AT KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL Visitors to the Korean War Memorial in Washington will be able to carry away a personal memento. By using an on-site computer, visitors can search a database containing service records of soldiers killed in the Korean War. The system, developed by IBM, Armonk, N.Y., will print a commemorative certificate with the name of the veteran, photo if available, and other service information. IBM donated about $100,000 in hardware, software, programming services and maintenance support for the project. VIDEO ARCADES HEAD FOR EXTINCTION Simutronics Corp., a publisher and developer of online multiplayer games in Rockville, Md., reported that 200,000 customers spent 1.4 million paid hours playing the company's online video games in December. Company executives said the privately held company has seen revenues grow by more than 300 percent per year for each of the past three years. GET READY FOR FOSE '97 The event heralded as America's biggest integrated information technology exposition for the government, FOSE '97, will open its doors at the Washington Convention Center March 18-20. Featuring 500 exhibitors, the convention will host keynote speakers such as Michael Zisman, CEO of Lotus Development Corp., Jeff Raikes, senior vice president for Microsoft North America, and Ted Waitt, chairman/CEO of Gateway 2000. Event organizers expect more than 40,000 attendees and expect about 150 new products to be unveiled at the show. More information about FOSE can be found at its website (http//:fose.reedexpo.com.). "If we don't toot our own horn, somebody else is going to use it for a spittoon." - former secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Don Kelly, speaking on the need to promote intelligent transportation systems at a Feb. 11 conference of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Quote-unquote

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