Computers: Plugging into the Networks

Americans with modems swap gossip, recipes, even on-line "sex"

By day he is a 32-year-old bureaucrat from Queens, N.Y., investigating claims for the Social Security Administration. Each night he is transformed into "Sir Weej," a pseudonymous writer whose breezy essays on music, politics and life in the electronic age have attracted scores of readers. His followers, however, do not look for him on the printed page. Sir Weej's medium is his modem, the book-size box that connects his home computer to his telephone and puts him in touch with similarly equipped people all...

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