2001: A MEDIA ODYSSEY

CATCHING UP TO THE DIGITAL FUTURE

Duke University senior Parker Hobson knew ``painfully little'' about computers and modems, let alone the Internet, when he decided last September to take a course called 2001: A Media Odyssey. Like several of his classmates, he had never even used E-mail before. After 14 weeks of training under the direction of new-media journalist Katherine Fulton, however, Hobson and his 15 classmates were changed forever. From skeptical techno- Philistines, they had been transformed into fully rated Internauts, ready and eager to navigate the digital future. As he finished creating a home page on the World Wide Web, Hobson admitted, ``I'm amazed that...

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