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The Internet is a mere upstart in our history of providing information
to the public. And it's far from universal in its service. Estimates are
that about 20% of the U.S. population has some on-line access. About 40%
of homes today have a computer, though only 1/3 of those have modems.
Libraries serve a much larger proportion of our population than today's Internet.