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November 11, 1996

Frank Casanova II, director of the Advanced Prototyping Laboratory for Apple Computer's Research Labs, will be at the American Film Institute to discuss industrial design models and software prototypes that will become a part of our lives.

Casanova, who is known for making advanced computing concepts accessible to casual techies, is a firm believer in what he calls "our inevitable digital future."

The discussion takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mark Goodson Screening Room of the AFI campus, 2021 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call (213) 856-7690 or visit the American Film Institute's Web site at


* Today, 6 p.m.: Olympic track star Florence Griffith-Joyner chats about winning a gold medal. America Online. Keyword: USA Weekend

* Tuesday, 2 p.m.: Question-and-answer session from the "Business Women of Color" symposium in New York. Microsoft Network. GO: MBN Chat Programming Center

* Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson chats with CNN sports commentator Fred Hickman and fans. Internet. and

* Thursday, 7 p.m.: Lawyer Johnnie Cochran discusses his legal work on behalf of victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. America Online. Keyword: George

* Sunday, 5 p.m.: Chef extraordinaire Julia Child discusses recipes. America Online. Keyword: eGG


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