Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of ussf_book_chapter


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Timestamp:
Sep 22, 2008, 10:28:05 AM (12 years ago)
Author:
Jamie McClelland
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Upping the number of people on the Internet based on http://www.internetworldstats.com/. I don't know exactly how they come up with that number, and they are marketers to I don't trust them, but I think that's the basis of the 1.3 number, so I figured we may as well be accurate.

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    1919And we have built the Internet. We built this technology ourselves: nurturing and using it, making it popular, improving and growing it...massive networks of people (many of whom have never met) in every continent, working together often without pay or compensation of any kind other than to have done it.
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    21 And we use it -- 1.3 billion of us -- and in the process of using it we communicate in ways we never have up to now. We are able to tell each other more about ourselves, to show ourselves, to report on our lives every day, to share our ideas. We are able to listen and to share the lives of others: a greater number of others than ever before in places we have never seen.
     21And we use it -- 1.4 billion of us -- and in the process of using it we communicate in ways we never have up to now. We are able to tell each other more about ourselves, to show ourselves, to report on our lives every day, to share our ideas. We are able to listen and to share the lives of others: a greater number of others than ever before in places we have never seen.
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    2323And it has changed our lives and it is impossible for us to return to the way things were before it.