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Monday, April 3

Correspondence is raining in on us, as you might imagine.

A source writes:

Dear Web-site,

I don't know who else to speak to, concerning my concerns. I have many. My main concern is about the coming of computers to the Cambridge Tennis Club, a club to which I belong wholeheartedly. It seems to me that it is in the process of becoming the Cambridge Computer Club.

Now, don't get me wrong: I am all for computers. They keep the satellites safely spinning around up there instead of rapidly descending and bonking innocent tennis players. They keep the elevators going all up and down, I know. But a CTC website? I am not so sure.

Are we in danger of playing computer tennis games instead of real tennis games? Will we all need a joystick instead of a racket? Will I be turning to On-Line Help instead of Rick Rose? Will I have to learn new keystrokes instead of you-guessed-it groundstrokes? I am Old School, an advocate of whites, wooden rackets, and Jack Purcells. I find the idea of a CTC website disturbing indeed.

A little reassurance, please.

Sincerely,

Disturbed in 02138

Dear Disturbed,

We have a vision: we see in the not-too-distant future five courts full of happy people on computers, playing computer tennis, preventing bonkage by satellites, ordering lemonade from lemonade.com, keeping those elevators going all up and you-guessed-it down. We see you out there, Mr. Disturbed, maybe on Court 5, computing a-way, occasionally looking up.

Court conditions: Greener and greener.

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Joe DeBassio, Webmaster.

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