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 n.— «Since the late 1980s when the word “informationalization” became a popular buzzword, many companies have adopted the local area network (LAN) system that connects PCs. “Employees of all departments, such as manufacturing and sales, can access common information and a company as a whole can tackle product development.”» —“Era of one PC per worker certain to come” Daily Yomiuri Shimbun Mar. 31, 1995. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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