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COMPUTERS WHAT GOOD ARE THEY ANYWAY? the system. After three years no part of it has come on line, and there is no sign it ever will. The $7,800 is not what hurts most. It is the 300-plus hours of his wasted time and the lost activities those hours represent. Also important: he probably will never try another one! Resist the Urge to Buy Until You Know Why B Y M A R T I N K I N G The Computer is not a labor-saving electronic device-it is an irresistible social force. If you don't recognize that fact you are a contractor at risk. Contractors' problems take a variety of shapes, but they eventually boil down to one thing: time. Whether