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A couple of years ago, this column would have been easy to write. I would have skimmed off the 0.1 per cent of the internet that was actually useful to normal people, and directed readers towards it. But now that cannot be done. Even if the proportion of worthwhile material has diminished still further to about 0.001 per cent-and I believe it has-that homeopathic fraction of sites that do their work better than anything off line is now larger than any one person can hope to grasp. It is no longer news that the web is useful. But exactly how…

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