i was looking thrugh video sites and i found this interesting news report from a little over 10 years by a toronto news team about the Early Internet.
heres a quote
“a new phenomnon across the world, its called Internet”
they talk about emoticons even
That’s great. I especially like the way they never say “the” internet, just internet… It seems so… backward.
And yes, I did disable smilies so I could do fun “emoticons”.
That is pretty interesting. When studying historical international relations, I had come across a few news reports similar to that. It’s like, the first time Dean Kamen reveals his new inventions. People are shocked beyond belief, and they end up being normal, everyday things.
That’s an old CBC broadcast, with anchor Peter Mansbridge on October 8, 1993. Here’s the link to the CBC archival footage. It’s actually a national news program (Prime Time News).
haha ya that is wierd how they just say “internet” instead of “the internet.”
I might have to check out “Internet”. That just sounds so weird, I can’t even remember not having the Internet, I think the first internet connection I had was a 14.4 kbps on Prodigy using a Commodore 64. :yikes:
You know, I think I have a box for one of those.
Is that IRC they were using? (and 10% growth? :eek: )
Heh. I recall the days of putting the phone receiver on a base that was hooked to our C64. Man, that was a long time ago