Internet Spring Cleaning

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April 1997: Internet Spring Cleaning – In 1997 an email message spread throughout the world announcing that the internet would be shut down for cleaning for twenty-four hours from March 31 until April 2. This cleaning was said to be necessary to clear out the “electronic flotsam and jetsam” that had accumulated in the network. Dead email and inactive ftp, www, and gopher sites would be purged.. Why not try to start a viral email like that for April Fools Day this year :)