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‘What Is The Internet?’ (A ‘Today Show’ Clip from 1994)

| On 31, Jan 2011

Check out this clip from The Today Show back in January 1994 when Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric asked a big question, “What is the Internet?” Their confusion is pretty funny.

It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come since then. This was only 17 years ago, though. To see how the @ symbol was such a mystery to them seems almost unthinkable now. And Gumbel sounded pretty gullible as he tried to figure out the configuration of email addresses and their recipients.

The only sad thing is that there are some young(er) people in 2011 who still know just about as much about the Internet as this morning show crew did.

(I’ll shake my head and judge some of you in silence).

Thanks to @kanYeBreast for the tip.

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