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The Dummies’ Internet #1: The digital dealer

Jan 23, 20061 min
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I suspect that this is the first of a series of stories about Internet users who are so remarkably dumb that you wonder how they manage to keep breathing. Today’s case concerns a cocaine dealer looking for new ways to find blow monkeys to sell to …

According to various reports a Tyrone Burgo, 20, of Brockton, MA, is alledged to have posted an offer on-line to sell cocaine and included his telephone number. Police found out about the ad, contacted Burgo, and set up a meeting where they arrested him for selling cocaine within 100 feet of a park, driving with a suspended license, and attaching a license plate that did not belong to his car.


Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at

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