Lost In Cyberspace

The World Wide Web offers an education, but watch where you're going

This environment reporter's idea of interactive technology was to tap the computer case with a 12-in. adjustable-end wrench to correct vapor lock and improve e-mail reception. Mostly on instinct, he patrolled the environment outdoors and avoided the World Wide Web. The information superhighway vanished last year, he noticed, at least as an annoying metaphor, and maybe the World Wide Web would go away too.

But no. The Web is still here, and without it, journalistic obsolescence looms (yawns? festers? creeps in petty pace? click one). So this reporter sets out (urls forth?) onto the Internet. And what does he discover?


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