A very amusing article by John Naughton on the Internet and everything you need to know about it.
A funny thing happened to us on the way to the future. The Internet went from being something exotic to being boring utility, like mains electricity or running water -- and we never really noticed. Yet, the Internet's full potential to transform our lives remains the great unknown. Here are the nine key steps to understanding the most powerful tool of our age -- and where it's taking us.
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