VIDEO: Katie Couric And TODAY Show Team Struggle To Understand “What Is The Internet?” In 1994

by • January 29, 2011 • Society, TechnologyComments (0)1720

Before Twitter and Facebook hijacked our lives, before we read the news on a screen and Susan Boyle became an overnight celebrity, even before the ancient age of dial-up modems and AOL chat rooms, Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel pondered a simpler question for their TODAY Show viewers: “Can you explain what ‘Internet’ is?” a dumbfounded Couric asks.  The daytime TV hosts continue by expressing their bemusement at such features as the “@” symbol (“That little mark with the ‘a’ and the ring around it? Katie thought that was ‘about.'”) and e-mail messages (“What do you write to it? Like…mail?”).

The most fascinating part of this video is the fact that it was made only 17 years ago.

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Source: The Huffington Post

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