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If you join the European Union’s forum on the information society you will never again have to turn on your machine and confront the depressing fact that no one has sent you any messages. Gone are the days when you had to send yourself e-mails to fool colleagues at neighbouring PCs into believing that you are in demand. In a single month I received 81 e-mails courtesy of Ispo. Ispo is an acronym for the Information Society Project Office, established as “part of the commission’s action plan on Europe’s way to the information society (cf. IP/94/683 of 16th July 1994).…

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