What is the Internet, Anyway?

If you’re older than 25 you probably remember what life was like before the internet became a main part of our lives.  Mike Stelzner of the Social Media Examiner shared this video on their facebook page today and I love it for two reasons.

1. It reminds me how far we’ve come in such a short period.
2. The quotes in the video, ‎a. “What is the internet, anyway?” and “Allison, can you explain what internet is?” shows how ambiguous the web was to people in 1994, even supposedly educated and informed news folk.

In the 17-year-old clip former “Today” show hosts Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel and Elizabeth Vargas talk about the new ‘internet address’ that was showing up on the screen.

Every once in a while you still find somebody that puts down an email for a website address but these days terms like URL and ISP are pretty well known.

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