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by Emily Moorehead

Go placidly amid the glitches & errors & remember what peace there may be in

cable modems. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all

message boards. Type your truth spelled properly & with grammatical

correctness; and read others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their


Avoid people who spam & use stupid icons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare your site to others, you may become vain and bitter; for

always there will be greater & lesser web sites than your own. Enjoy your

site awards as well as your subscribers.

Keep interested in your link pop, however humble; it is a real possession in

the changing fortunes of dotcoms. Exercise caution in your affiliates; for

the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue

there is; the information highway strives for high ideals; and everywhere

the web is full of shareware.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign HTML knowledge. Neither be cynical

about code; for in the face of all obfuscation, it is as necessary as your


Take kindly the counsel of the geeks, gracefully surrendering to animated

graphics & mouse rollovers. Nurture patience with technology to shield you

in sudden upgrades. But do not distress yourself with downtime worries. Many

fears are born of infected attachments & poor connections.

You are a child of the Internet, no less than the hackers & the programmers;

you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt

the Internet is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with Bill Gates, whatever you conceive him to be, and

whatever your mission & agenda, in the noisy confusion of cyberspace, keep

peace with your ISP.

With all its viruses, slow loads & broken links, it is still a beautiful

Internet. Be careful.

Strive to stay connected.



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