Submitter: To be fair, a lot of the information in this book is still useful and relevant, but it is just crying out for an updated version! I pulled this book when I saw it ON DISPLAY. Yikes! That’s just embarrassing. The cover photo has a computer that looks like ancient history to today’s kids! Those screenshots of the browsers, though. And I went and googled “AOL Anywhere” and discovered it was cutting-edge technology in 2001 that allowed users to access their e-mail on their cell phone. You know, so you wouldn’t have to buy a second phone line in order to keep your Internet use from tying up your phone line. The sidebar about “energy creatures” with the picture of the crying baby is a real gem. Apparently the Internet community hadn’t come up with the terminology “troll” in 2003? And perhaps the scariest part of all? It circulated twice last year. I’m feeling a little bit scared to go look at the rest of the early 000’s. I imagine this one isn’t even the worst. This came from a public library in a medium-sized town in the Midwest.
Holly: ON DISPLAY?? No. No, no, no. No.
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