If human beings are involved, chances are there’s a dark (or just weird) underside lurking somewhere. Heaven knows the Internet is no exception. Get on the tour bus: Internet Babylon will show you that side of town. Keep the windows raised and your arms inside.
Here are the flakes, the conspiracy theorists, the political scandals. Here’s the Church of Elvis, and the sculpture of the Last Supper created entirely in butter. Here are the blackmailers, email hoaxers, and web-based organized crime rings. Here are the Bob Crane tributes, and the reunion site for Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s 70-plus legitimate and illegitimate kids. Here are history’s most bizarre eBay auctions. Oh, yes, and two virtual toilet paper museums. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.