The excitement of scholarship finding new answers to old questions COMPUTERS AND TEXTSThis is the third in the series of 'single tale' CD ROMs prepared by the Canterbury Tales Project: that for the Wife of Bath's Prologue won the English Association's 1998 Beatrice White award for an outstanding contribution to medieval and renaissance studies. Like its fellows in the series, this CD ROM contains a full set of materials for study of the text in all extant fifteenth century witnesses: fifty five manuscripts and four incunabula. The whole text of the tale and associated links in every witness is transcribed, with a digital image of every one of the 1200 pages also given. The images, now of enhanced quality, are mostly grey scale, with some full colour images. The transcripts are linked to full collations in both regularized and unregularized forms, and to thorough descriptions of each manuscript (provided by Dan Mosser). A stemmatic analysis and commentary offer an overview of the whole tradition, with discussion of individual readings. A spelling database, fully organized by manuscript and lexical cateories, gives access to all 300,000 words in the witnesses; the new interface offers advanced searches over the whole text and spelling database and easy navigation throughout all the data included on the CD.br EDITORS are researchers at De Montfort University, Leicester.SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: CD ROM runs identically on PC Windows and Macintosh systems, using either Netscape or Internet Explorer 4.0 and higher. The following equipment is recommended: PC 486 or later, Windows 95 , 32Mb RAM, double speed CD ROM drive; Macintosh System 7.6.1 or later, 64Mb of RAM, double speed CD ROM drive.Individual licence: you may make one copy of this publication on your hard disc.