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Internet wisdom from 1993

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

We were looking at blogging about the police chief and police dog with degrees from the same university but in the interests of harmony, passed it along to our consumer news colleagues.

It turns out that The New Yorker magazine's assessment in its July 5, 1993 issue was incredibly prescient.

And now, funnier than ever. That's old school.

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