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Front page thoughts seemed in the localnewspaper where I lived, pushing the University of Waterloo, which was mygateway to the network, to cut me off. To the shock of many, they did. Sometime later, fear of political incorrectness led Stanford to also banthe newsgroup. In both places, and on the net, the bans generated muchmore protest than the usual complaints. Over time, they were reversed. Around that point, IBM and Sears had determined to enter the internet world witha dial up online issuer called Prodigy. Prodigy was intendedto be highly polished and content material fabric focussed, as an alternative of a moreopen forum like Compuserve. They desperate to spend a lot tolicence top rate content fabric. They had walked into Tribune, and askedif they may be able to get star sportscaster Howard Cosell to write down a customcolumn for them. The Tribune folks laughed and said, "Howard Cosellwon't light his cigar for you for under $10,000. " The Prodigyfolks said yes devoid of blinking, due to their rich mommy anddaddy.

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