Pros and Cons of the Internet, Circa 1996

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Mon, Nov 7th, 2011 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Jared Newman of Time looks over an old printout from 1996 that explained the advantages -- and disadvantages -- of using the Internet to students. Amusingly, as Jared notes, some of the warnings are quite silly, while others haven't changed at all:

The paper seems optimistic that some day, the Internet will be secure. Hasn't happened yet. And with users putting more information about themselves on the Internet than ever before, security is arguably a bigger issue than it was 15 years ago. One hack is all it takes for your personal details to get out.

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