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The Internet: "A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep" Or is it "Too Thin to Plow, Too Thick to Drink?"
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Keating, Barbara. 2010. “Quot”;. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The Internet reminds me of the Platte River in Nebraska. Early pioneers described the Platte as "a mile wide and an inch deep." While this important river provides water access across the state, navigation is tricky with channels and sandbars that appear and disappear overnight. Pioneers also labeled the braided river as "Too thin to plow, too thick to...

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