The TACT text retrieval program, mentioned in several of the papers of CHWP, and written by John Bradley, Lidio Presutti and Michael Stairs for standalone PC, can be downloaded via the Internet from:
The TACT manual, which provides more information than the on-line Help screens, is available from:
Modern Language Association of America
10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981, U.S.A.
Tel: 1-212-475-9500; Sales (in North America): 1-800-955-8275; Technical Support: 1-212-614-6302
An experimental on-line version of TACT, TACTWeb version 0.5, written by John Bradley and Geoffrey Rockwell, can be found at the following sites:
Nota bene: The above information was valid at the time of writing (16 May 1996).
Book and CD-ROM published October 1996: Using TACT with Electronic Texts New York: MLA, 1996. MLA Software for Students and Scholars 2. xiv & 361 pp. with Glossary, Index, CD-ROM. Paperback ISBN 0-87352-569-8 QA76.9.T48L36 US $50 The CD-ROM appears in a plastic envelope on the inside back cover of the book and is labeled: This CD-ROM, distributed free of charge with the manual Using TACT with Electronic Texts, includes the TACT programs, exemplary literary texts, and other software useful in text analysis. The Modern Language Association of America. This disc contains copyrighted material. Please see the file README.CD for copyright information. The CD-ROM contains over 3,000 texts in 600 files. Orders for the book and CD-ROM may be placed at this address: Modern Language Association Customer Services 10 Astor Place New York, NY 10003-6981 ... by phone at 212 614-6382 ... by FAX at 212 477-9863 or 212 533-0680 First-time customers must prepay. Use Visa or Mastercard or International money order. For Visa or Mastercard, give the Account No., the Expiry Date, and your signature. For US orders, add $3 for shipping and handling of the first book and 50 cents for each additional book. For Canadian and Mexican orders, double the US shipping charges. For other countries, triple the US shipping charges. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Please give information about the BILLING ADDRESS and the SHIPPING ADDRESS with your order: NAME COMPANY ADDRESS CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP/POSTAL CODE TELEPHONE
(Source: T.R. Wooldridge from information provided by I. Lancashire, both U. of Toronto, November 1996)