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The hidden hand of the web

Fabulous piece by P.J. O’Rourke on Adam Smith as inventor of the web.

“I wonder if the know-it-alls at Wikipedia realize that the Internet was fully described and completely understood more than 200 years ago by Adam Smith, founder of free market economics. And Smith, I’m almost certain, knew less about computers than I do (and I can’t get Dora the Explorer from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial without tech support from my 6-year-old).”

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