View Full Version : Anyone heard about this "Internet" thing?
Fri, 20th Aug '04, 3:46am
I saw this and man did it ever take me back. It's an old CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Prime time report from when the internet was first becoming mainstream and making headlines.
I thought everyone might get a kick out of it and enjoy the nostalgia. Things sure have changed. From as far as I can tell it seems to be around 1992-1994, can't say for sure though. Enjoy!
The Internet (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/theinternet.html)
Fri, 20th Aug '04, 4:25am
There was a movie? - oops, I got distracted by the screensaver ads. :p
Anyway, interesting, but I can remember when there was talk about replacing abacuses (abaci?) with a new-fangled device called a calculator. :xx:
Fri, 20th Aug '04, 6:15am
I remember back then! My dad really thought it was called the "Interweb" (mix between internet and Web I guess). Anyway, he refused to buy my family a computer so we could get on the web, he wouldn't even consider it when he found out that games could be played on it. :wail:
So I did the next best thing, I used my neighbor's Apple/Mac/thing.... :borg:
Then came 1999 and I first heard of Baldur's Gate, and I just had to get a computer once I had played it on another friend's PC. I finally got what I wanted in the early part of 2000, and the internet was mine to watch the fall of the .com empire! :eek:
Ah, good times. :rolling:
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 5:46pm
what the F is the internet?
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 5:50pm
Oh, a distant, distant thing that has nothing to do with any of the boards, created by a fellow who was just recently awarded by a finnish award "Invention that has changed life" (not very exact translation) and british "knighthood."
Master of Nuhn
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 7:20pm
I can't hear what they say. After the video was loaded, it started to play. But not quite good. First really slow (for about 2 seconds) then a second really fas, I could hear some noise, then it paused, then it was played real fast again, paused again, fast, pause etc.
Something I could do about that? (Played it in WinAmp, btw)
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 8:30pm
Try downloading it to your computer Master. Sometimes the site does that. Also, try playing it in WMP.
Wed, 25th Aug '04, 8:35pm
Interesting movie. I personaly cannot figure how they used the internet back then. It just seems so foriegn.
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 5:52pm
"...a little smiley face, that means; I'm kidding"
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 8:25pm
Interesting movie. I personaly cannot figure how they used the internet back then. It just seems so foriegn. I understand you completely; the internet without porn is like a sandwich without 'Miracle Whip'.
Thu, 26th Aug '04, 9:49pm
Seriously cool - it's a piece of history. even art, perhaps.
Good job and :thumb: for digging it up
Fri, 27th Aug '04, 10:43am
That's not...um...entirely what I meant. :o I meant the interface. And lack of, well, structure.