Monday, July 05, 2004

Web scare stories start a silly summer

The Guardian seems to have gone back in time to write up the web as full of danger.

Front page about how easy it is to get fake degrees. Roy Greenslade on how the Telegraph includes links to gambling web sites. This is the kind of stuff that appeared about the web when it first reached print journalists around the late '90s.

Maybe later there will be an article about how the web impacts on the world of journals and libraries. Is the credibility of universities much the same as ever, even with genuine certificates? How sensible is the Telegraph web policy in general? These kind of issues tend not to be covered. Plenty on music downloads though.

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