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Cyber Silliness

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It’s Cyber Monday, the day that online retailers offer deals hoping to lure consumers into spending a lot of time and money shopping on the Internet. Is it a day of great bargains, or a bunch of manufactured hype? Slate’s Will Oremus is firmly in the second camp. Two years ago he wrote a piece titled “The Unmitigated Inanity of Cyber Monday: The Dumbest Fake Holiday of the Year,” and today he explains why he stands by it.