Internet Authors aren’t Newspaper Columnists

The problem with the internet is that it changes so fast, and develops in so many different ways, that ordinary people have problems keeping up with it. Worse, they don’t see new things as they are but instead, as reflections of things they are already familiar with. It’s as though somebody caught sight of a zebra for the first time and said, ‘Oh look, a horse with black and white stripes’. Well, yes, that’s almost true, but a zebra isn’t a horse. It’s a unique species. And what is developing on the web isn’t old ideas with new stripes, either.

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Bed Bugs Aren’t In The News Anymore – Why Is That?

Bed bugs were the Freak-Out Flavor of the Month a few years ago. But you don’t seem to hear much about them now. Why is that? Primarily because those who influence the news stories don’t stand to make a lot of money from them. What? Isn’t news, news? Not really and here is the truth behind bed bugs. These small blood suckers have been a pest of humankind for centuries. Once the details of life were documented with regularity, these pests were discussed frequently. Fossilized bed bugs date back 3500 years so clearly, they are a part of Man’s history.

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