Kidnapped on Alt.religion.eckankar?

Author: David Christopher Lane
Publisher: The NEURAL SURFER
Publication date: May 1998

E-mail David Christopher Lane directly at dlane@weber.ucsd.edu

I want to go back to the home base now.

It has been an amazing week for me personally. I usually enjoy the banter (to and fro) on the Alt.religion.eckankar newsgroup, but this last week (perhaps for the first time) I got really rattled. I lost my sense of composure. I saw the downside of the Internet. I saw the future: information kidnapping.

You see, I have been under this illusory impression that when push comes to shove I can always rely on my identity in cyberspace. What I write, for better or worse,