IDG’s Network World Media Alert; Network World Seeking Celebrities to Reflect on How the Internet has Changed Society

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA– JANUARY 8, 2001–Network World, the award-winning newsweekly covering Internet trends and the network enterprise, is now seeking opinions and comments on how the Internet has impacted our society in the last 15 years. Join Sam Donaldson, Alan Dershowitz, Kermit the Frog, Steve Young, and other notable celebrities to sound off about the Internet in Network World's special 15th year anniversary issue. Network World's March 26th special issue will feature unique and fresh perspectives from high-profile individuals about how networking has changed our lives.


Network World has accurately chronicled the evolution of the Internet industry since its inception, which has changed the world paradigm in information access and communications. Network World was one of the first news publications to be credited on CNN and NPR with its coverage of hate crime on the Internet and stories about Internet trends and technologies.

If you are interested in taking part of this special issue, please contact senior writers' Kathleen Ohlson at (508) 490-6574 and/or Jennifer Mears at (608) 275-6807 by January 31.

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