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    1. Is AOL so expensive because someone has to pay for those free disks? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. If you access the Internet from the country does that mean you have a down home page? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. How do you know if a certificate of authenticity is real? What do they do send you another one to prove it? How do you know THAT one's any good? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why do some on-line modem access software programs tell you to go and download the latest version of the software if you can't get the product to work? Just how are you going to do that? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Who actually clicks on the "No I am not over 18" links on "adult" pages? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Why do we call it downloading when as often as not it's freeloading? (Contributed by BoogieMan)
    7. Does the information super-highway have service stations? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    8. How come when I'm on the Net people say I don't have a life? If that's true then why does it take up so much of my time? (Contributed by Bill F.)
    9. If the Internet is the Information Superhighway where are the State Patrol cars? (Contributed by ShadowStalker)
    10. If the Internet and personal computers are supposed to be the major proponents of electronic information then why is it that the industry that is making the most money off of them are bookstores? (Contributed by Ryoga)
    11. We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million keyboards will eventually reproduce the works of Shakespeare. Hasn't the Internet now proven that this is not true? (Contributed by Robert Wilensky)
    12. When you go to an adult site on the Internet and they say it's a free trial why do they still ask you for your credit card number? (Contributed by Juneisy)
    13. Why is it that the more specific a topic you attempt to search for on the Web the more useless and irrelevent responses you will find? (Contributed by Eric)
    14. Why is it that in the movies everybody has perfectly flawless wireless connection to the net? What ever happened to realizm? (Contributed by Phil Smalley)
    15. Do you ever look for the scroll bar to turn the page when you read a book? (Contributed by Paula)
    16. Isn't the Internet a good example of the great things that can be accomplished when government has no involvement? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    17. Isn't one of the most positive things about Chat sites the fact that you get a feeling of importenality when you leave them? Afterall don't you feel like Elvis when you realize that everyone else in the Chat room got a message saying '[YourName] has left the Chat'? (Contributed by Don F.)
    18. How come when surfin the net if the server of the site that you're trying to get to is down or not responding the browser software tells you to contact the server's administrator? Won't their email address be on the same server? Or do all server administrators have their email on a competitor's server? Do they know something that they're not telling us? (Contributed by Don F.)
    19. So why don't they have a keyboard with all the necessary smilies right sideup so us old people don't have to go to the physiotherapists twice a week to get the crinks out of our neck from tilting our head trying to read them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    20. Isn't the best thing about using your computer to watch movies the fact that at least your computer screen doesn't keep blinking '12:00' all the time? (Contributed by Don F.)
    21. Why do Americans still call the Internet the World Wide Web when they obviously don't realize that the rest of the world uses it? (Contributed by Greg Eccleston)
    22. How come whenever I check the newsgroups the only postings I see are the responses (i.e. the ones beginning with RE:)? Whatever happened to the original postings? (Contributed by Don F.)
    23. Why do all the ascii smilies have to have their head tilted to the left? Why do you never see any of them with their head tilted to the right? (Contributed by Don F.)
    24. If you met your mate on the internet, was it 'love at first site'? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    25. Why is there an on-line site for web addiction? (Contributed by Matt Phillips)
    26. If you finger someone on the Internet, will they be insulted or pleased? (Contributed by Jim Ball)
    27. If .org stands for organization and .gov stands for government, what the heck does .com stand for? (Contributed by Ryan Woosley)
    28. Where do people that you chat with on the Internet get off saying that you spend too much time on the net? In order for them to realize that you're on a lot, they would have to be on at the same times that you are. So therefore, they would be on just as much, if not more, than you, right? (Contributed by Karry Mease)
    29. Is it possible to screw up while downloading? (Contributed by dcoble)
    30. Is it a crime to type 'FIRE' in all caps in a crowded chat room? (Contributed by Jonathan Colan)
    31. When did we stop standing 'in' line and begin standing 'on' line? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    32. If Gore invented the Internet, why do so many Internet addresses start off with Dubya, Dubya, Dubya? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    33. Why is it that AOL is so gung-ho and fired up to kick you offline with a timer, yet when you try to sign off they send an upgrade making you wait 5 more minutes? (Contributed by Amishman)
    34. Okay, I've downloaded a million awesome clipart images that I can't be without. Now what? (Contributed by HaLife.com)
    35. Why is it that when you search the web for a right answer, you always get 896,000 wrong ones? (Contributed by HaLife.com)
    36. If your boss asks you to set up some computers for training purposes, do you ever wonder why we teach ocean-dwelling mammals to use the Internet? (Contributed by M. Eric Carr)
    37. Do Internet junkies take ICQ tests? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    38. Why doesn't AOL put cork on the bottom of their trial CDs so they don't slide around so much when you use them as coasters? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    39. Is the definition of redundancy, 'AOL for dummies'? (Contributed by Tim Biden)
    40. Isn't it the greatest feeling of all when you're on the Internet and one of those annoying pop-ups fail to load? (Contributed by Matthew)
    41. Is the ehternet something that’s used to catch the etherbunny? (Contributed by Steve)
    42. If you owe a lot of money to many people then if someone steals your identify, would that be a good thing? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    43. Why does everybody use 'double-u, double-u, double-u' to shorten 'world wide web'? The former has nine syllables while the latter only has three, right? (Contributed by Duran Bobb)
    44. Why does everything that has to do with the Internet have an 'e' before it when Internet starts with an 'i'? (Contributed by Lee)
    45. Why is the Internet always referred to as the web? Does it catch something? (Contributed by Dani A and Sam U)
    46. How can I surf the Outernet? (Contributed by DeWayne Hairston)
    47. Why are Internet and World Wide Web commonly used to mean the same thing when the World Wide Web is simply a subset of the Internet? (Contributed by Marz)
    48. If the Internet has no boundaries, then why do we need Windows or Gates? (Contributed by Brendan Dyer)
    49. If you google "Google" will your computer get stuck in a loop? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    50. If someone Twitters, wouldn't that make them a Twit? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    51. Isn’t the Internet just a telephone system that's gotten uppity? (Contributed by Clifford Stoll)
    52. Why are all of my "crazy busy" friends always on Facebook if they are so busy? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    53. Shouldn’t MapQuest really start their directions on #5? Don’t we all know how to get out of our own neighborhoods? (Contributed by Boredina)
    54. How come 80% of the people in the “people you may know” feature on Facebook, are people that you do know, but you deliberately choose not to be friends with? (Contributed by Michael)
    55. Is the difference between Twitter and Facebook the fact that Twitter makes you want to have drinks with people you've never met while Facebook makes you want to throw drinks at people you already know? (Contributed by Don F.)
    56. Isn’t Facebook a lot like Sunglasses? You know, allowing you to stare at people without getting caught? (Contributed by Don F.)
    57. If airports have free internet, why do we have to pay $50 a month? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    58. Aren’t friends on Facebook but a shadow of friends in realtime? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    59. Why is it called Myspace if everybody has access to it? (Contributed by Anon)
    60. Is it possible to feel ‘overpoked’ on Facebook? If so, is this ‘poke abuse’? (Contributed by P.Q.)
    61. Why is it that Facebook gives you the option to 'Like' your own status? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    62. Why is it often more difficult to make plumbing repairs than what is shown on You Tube? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    63. Why did a human write the wikipedia article for human, in third person? (Contributed by Thinkies)
    64. Why is it that people get mad when other people know or talk about their business, but then they post everything that happens to them on Facebook? (Contributed by Josh)
    65. The Internet has brought us many great things, right? But doesn’t it also have the ability to spread bad news into our homes from all corners of the Earth in a nanosecond? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    66. Why don’t stalkers just get twitter accounts, so they can follow who ever they want? (Contributed by M.M.)
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