But when Mark Twain warned against "modern inconveniences" he clearly was.
What would the nation's first bloggers have made of spam?
Would they open "Make Your Girlfriend Scream and Holler"?
Contact the Chancellor of the Exchequer of Great Britain with a check for a million dollars?
Would they have fallen for "Your Email Has Won," spam or--an even bigger stretch--"Buy A Home With No Money Down"? (see: current recession)
Would Franklin and Twain have had the patience to stare at the speed bumps before the content they were seeking known as "welcome screens?
How many times would they honor "required field missing" when buying a new quill pen online and return to the original order before questioning the authority of the pseudo human shopping wizard?
Would their inventive minds have tolerated a technology that can reject illegal and maxed credit cards in five seconds but not glean the state someone lives in?
Forcing someone to scroll through all the US states and territories for two letters?
What would the early democracy advocates have thought of the stereotyping known as Web profiling?
The unsolicited newsletters that arrive from ski trip packagers because you bought running shoes?
Two years ago?
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