In 1997, 12-year-olds across the middle west dreamt of being autodidacts. Why enroll at Harvard when you could go to Harvard bars and accuse patrons of "dropping a hundred and fifty grand on an education you could of got for $1.50 in late charges at the public library." Now that the internet is in full swing, it's not even going to cost you $1.50.

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