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HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A CITY COUNCILMAN PORNED

THIS IS A TALE ABOUT HOW AN ONLINE prank grows into an international incident. It also goes a long way toward explaining the fear many non-Internet people have about this out-of-control thing called cyberspace.

Our story begins on the banks of Lake Erie, in Willowick, Ohio (pop. 15,469). It is the last Monday night in January, about 9 o'clock. City councilman Frank Suponcic is home with his wife Linda when the phone rings. Linda answers. "Hi, this is Mike," says the man at the other end, politely enough. Linda chats with Mike, figuring he must be a constituent. (As Willowick's longest-serving...

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