What is this?
Posted by Tunga on December 03, 1997 at 06:36:34:

* It can be up or down. It's more fun when it's up, but
it makes it hard to get any real work done.

* In the long-distant past, its only purpose was to transmit
information considered vital to the survival of the species.
Some people still think that's the only thing it should be
used for, but most folks today use it for fun most of the

* It has no conscience and no memory. Left to its own devices,
it will just do the same damn dumb things it did before.

* It provides a way to interact with other people. Some people
take this interaction very seriously, others treat it as a
lark. Sometimes it's hard to tell what kind of person you're
dealing with until it's too late.

* If you don't apply the appropriate protective measures, it
can spread viruses.

* It has no brain of its own. Instead, it uses yours. If you
use it too much, you'll find it becomes more and more difficult
to think coherently.

* We attach an importance to it that is far greater than its
actual size and influence warrant.

* If you're not careful what you do with it, it can get you in
big trouble.

* It has its own agenda. Somehow, no matter how good your
intentions, it will warp your behavior. Later you may ask
yourself, "Why on earth did I do that?"

* Some folks have it, some don't.

* Those who have it would be devastated if it were ever cut off.
They think that those who don't have it are somehow inferior.
They think it gives them power. They are wrong.

* Those who don't have it may agree that it's a nifty toy, but
think it's not worth the fuss that those who do have it make
about it. Still, many of those who don't have it would like
to try it.

* Once you've started playing with it, it's hard to stop. Some
people would just play with it all day if they didn't have
work to do.
No! no!! it's not the P????. It's the INTERNET.

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