The Internet

You've heard of the Internet, right? Last year, this very public and amorphous collection of computer networks exploded as the techno-fad of the decade--a peculiar blending of the personal computer and citizen's band radio, it seemed. The Internet was where millions of friends and strangers could chat and "flame" each other about every topic under the sun, from sex to Spam and Superman. It let people browse through thousands of on-line libraries, play new types of games, and trade software.

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