It is a phenomenon of cyberspace that we have all experienced. While happilycruising along the information superhighway, we hit a bump in the road andhead off in the wrong direction.

Simply by making a typographical or spelling error, or perhaps by typing”.com” rather than “.org,” even the most literate Internet user can wind upsomewhere he had no intention of going. Sometimes these trips down the sidestreets of the superhighway can lead to startling destinations, includingpornographic sites. But with increasing frequency, these excursions now leadthe unwitting into the clutches of savvy marketers looking for e-commercedollars, sometimes by the extortion of well-known companies andindividuals.

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