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Law School, University of Minnesota




In the last few years, the Internet has increasingly become a source of information even for the historically computer illiterate. The growing popularity of the Internet has been driven in large part by the World Wide Web (web). The web is a system that facilitates use of the Internet by helping users sort through the great mass of information available on it. The web uses software that allows one document to link to and access another, and so on, despite the fact that the documents may reside on different machines in physically remote locations. The dispersion of data that is the Internet is thus largely overcome by the web's ability to link related information in a manner transparent to the user. This has helped to make the Internet into a medium of mass communication and a vast commercial marketplace.



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