Jimmy was tired from walking so much, and was glad that this moving path was giving him a well needed rest. Before long, the path slowed down. Then it stopped altogether.
It seemed to Jimmy that he was exactly where he started. He was once again on a path that stretched on into an infinite black expance. The only thing that distinguished this place from the others was the odd orange creature hovering on a spinning , multicolored disk. The creature had no arms, was very round, had shaggy fur and the largest snout Jimmy had ever seen. Jimmy was rather startled at seeing such an oddity, but his's parents had raised him to be a polite little boy so he spoke up.
Jimmy: Hello. My name is Jimmy. I don't know where I am, can you help me?
Keybort: Hi Jimmy. My name is Keybort. You are in the Internet.
Jimmy: I thought the Internet was just a tool to connect computers. I'm not a computer, so why am I here?
Keybort: It started that way with computers talking to computers Jimmy, but it has since grown to be so more than that. Through social interaction, people communicate with one another in so many ways; through chats, newsgroups, message boards, and so on and so on. A whole new culture is emerging!! In your case, though, your computer sucked you in. They do that sometimes
Jimmy: What is a culture?
Keybort: Culture is the shared items and beliefs of a people. Culture can be seperated into two categories, those things that are material , and those that are nonmaterial . Material cultural items can be touched, like clothes, buildings, and cooking utensils. Material culture for the internet would be the computers, monitors, and modems that everyone needs to use the internet. Nonmaterial cultural things can't be touched, like ideas, words, beliefs, and rules. These features also exsist on the Internet, but I don't have the time to talk about them. I'm afraid I am very late for a meeting with some head executives. Take care Jimmy. Good luck finding your way around in here!