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The Emperor's Virtual Clothes: The Naked Truth about Internet Culture

  title={The Emperor's Virtual Clothes: The Naked Truth about Internet Culture},
  author={John S. Lawrence},
  journal={The Journal of American Culture},
The Emperor's Virtual Clothes: The Naked Truth about Internet Culture. Dinty W. Moore. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1995. $17.95 hardback. Many of our grandparents now have e-mail accounts at America Online. Windows 95 has been hyped beyond any other commercial product in memory except Michael Jackson's History. Digital Emperor Gates was recently declared "the world's richest man" by Forbes magazine. Computers are now pulsing with colors and sounds that have made them seductive companions for… 
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