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How to Pass ECDL for Microsoft by Sharon Murphy, Paul Holden

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Chapter 7. Information and Communication

‘The Internet is like a library.’ You will hear this kind of statement a lot from people who know little about either.

If the Internet is a library, it’s a strange one indeed. For starters, there is no indexing system. At any rate, the books are not arranged on numbered shelves but scattered on the floor. A lot of what is in the books is untrue, even in the non-fiction ones. There is no librarian, and no information desk. Did we mention also that the lights are turned off?

What’s more, you can make as much noise as you like when using the Internet, while at the same time collecting facts and figures (and fiction and music and video and software and pictures and travel information and sports results and stock ...

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