My own take on that subject.
I've never visited the Statue of Liberty. I'd like to, but to tell the
truth it's not a truly high priority item on my list, and I doubt that
even the highest will ever be seen other than via a television screen.
Still, as is, no doubt, true for just about everyone, I have my
own web of associations that are attached to it. One of these is the
poem engraved on the pedestal of the statue, "The New Colossus" by
the American Jewish poet Emma Lazarus. When I didn't find any mention of
the poem on the web site of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, I
was quite surprised, and sent off a letter
to an e-mail address on that web site. At the time I hardly gave thought
to the fact that I was embarking on a sterling
example of something that I always try to teach about the internet.