Regardless of whether a person believes that humans (in some evolutionary form) have been present on Earth for tens of thousands of years or whether they believe that humans arrived on Earth (with the click of cosmic fingers) about six thousand years ago, all sides should be able to agree on one thing: the Internet has only been around for a fraction of that time. And if you consider the true arrival of the age of the Internet to coincide with the relative replacement of dial up with broadband, well, in that case it’s even less time.

The point? Simply to indicate that when people say they: “can’t imagine life without the Internet” a fair rejoinder would be to tell them to go read a history book. Most of human history has occurred sans Internet.

And yet there are still many who are mystified by the idea of life without…

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