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Newsagents' shelves sag under the weight of computer magazines for technophiles, but there is little for those people who are fascinated by information technology but are cool about com-puters. Now there is Wired (first issue last Friday, Pounds 3.50), the new UK edition of the hip American magazine that takes a fresh look at the social and philosophical issues.

The Labour Party's spokeswoman on IT and education, Anne Campbell, is speaking at a one-day conference at Sheffield Hallam University on Tuesday April 4. Called "What are the curricular implications for IT now?", it is organised by both the Sheffield universities and the National Council for Educational Technology (speaker Frances Howlett), cost Pounds 30. For more information contact organiser Moira Monteith,at the School of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2BP. Tel: 01142 532306

* Worried about Windows? Well worry no longer. Now there's Windows for WIMPs (Pounds 10), a book on disc from IT writer Nick Evans, aimed at students, teachers and anyone coming to Windows PCs for the first time. From Nick Evans, Meadow View, Main Street, Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, Market Rasen LN8 3PE. Fax: 01673 828765

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