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How the Wrongest Column About the Internet Was Actually Right

Clifford Stoll’s 1995 Newsweek column is the worst thing ever written about the internet. Or is it?

Clifford Stoll’s column in the February 27, 1995 edition of Newsweek

“After two decades online, I’m perplexed. It’s not that I haven’t had a gas of a good time on the Internet. I’ve met great people and even caught a hacker or two. But today, I’m uneasy about this…

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