Remember back in the day when Al Gore invented the Internet? Even then it seemed like a vast, unknown world of opportunity where you could stumble into uncomfortable chat rooms or surf a total of 4 pages in 15 minutes. It was such undiscovered territory that we needed to be sherpa’d through it with the help of inspiring guides like this recent yard sale purchase, “300 Incredible Things to Do on The Internet,” a captivating guide to the world wide web written in 1997 by Ken Leebow.
Thanks to Amazon, you can still purchase your own copy of this coffee-table gem (for the affordable price of 1 cent), which is a good thing, as the Internet has only morphed into an even scarier place in the past 15 years (they even let people like me on it now). But to get a better taste of what kind of helpful suggestions you can expect, we felt it necessary to grab a few excerpts from this essential piece of literature.
Secondly, it’s a pretty bold prediction of Mr. Leebow to claim that “the Internet will dramatically change all of our business and personal lives,” but 15 years later, I’d venture to say it holds some truth.
What’s less true is his claim that “being addicted to the Net doesn’t mean giving up on other pleasures of life.” At this point, all of those other pleasures are now on the Internet. The real world has become secondary.
Thanks to sites like this, my generation has no appreciation for grammar and people like me are allowed to write on the Internet!!!
BRB, GTG text my BFF about new Buzzfeed quiz.
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