THE ELECTRONIC AGE, we confess, continues to make us just a tiny bit uncomfortable.

Our feelings, fostered by the unpredictable foibles and frailties of our computer system, were reinforced last week by an item in our news pages. The growing use of electronic data interchange to place orders, it seems, has led one major ship line to name a director of customer interface.This may not signal a trend. But we admit to being a bit concerned that on our next trip to Bloomingdales we'll be greeted by a friendly, May I interface with you?

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