The Cutting Edge: COMPUTING / TECHNOLOGY / INNOVATION

America Online

* Thursday, 7 p.m: Join Elwood Edwards, who does the voice that announces "You've got mail" when you log on America Online, in a conference. Keyword: Centerstage

* Saturday, 5 p.m: Pacific Bell President David W. Dorman talks about ISDN and the Internet in an on-line chat. Keyword: Centerstage

CompuServe

* Today, 6 p.m: Bill Mann, who wrote "Politics on the Internet," talks about how the Internet is beginning to affect the election process. Go DEMOCRAT

* Thursday, 6 p.m: Screenwriter and author Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote "Casino" and "Wiseguy," answers questions on-line. Go NYTALK

* Friday, 6 p.m: Author and activist Gloria Steinem talks about women's rights in an on-line chat. Go NYTALK

Prodigy / TimesLink

* Today, 7 p.m: U.S. Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.) talks about his new book, "Power, Pasta & Politics," in Prodigy on-line chat. Jump: CHAT

* Friday, 6 p.m: Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock of "Star Trek," in Prodigy on-line chat. Jump: CHAT

Internet

* Wine aficionados might want to look at the Wine Page, which offers a large wine tasting archive and links to other wine pages on the Internet. Http://augustus.csscr.washington.edu/personal/bigstar-mosaic/wine.html

* A new and interesting collection of shareware and freeware that provide assistance to writers can be found at http://www.humberc.on.ca/~coleman/cw-soft. html

* Links to a broad variety of national and internation media-related sites, including U.S. newspapers and magazines, can be found at http://www.olympus.net/personal/cole/ cole.html

Sources: Times, wire and company reports

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