Here’s what the internet looked like in 1995, according to an episode of the PBS show Computer Chronicles. You don’t even have to watch the whole thing if you don’t want. It’s worth it to see the still-active host, Stewart Cheifet, talk about logging on to “your favorite newsgroups” while sitting in a coffee shop with a giant desktop computer in front of him. At least he knew what he was talking about, unlike Bryant Gumbel. (ht Mental Floss)
22:31 // 8 months ago
This will make a big, big difference in my next ticket purchasing decision.
Wonderful. Now when head office sends us overseas on investigative assignments, we won’t even be able to relax during the plane ride. Just kidding, we don’t have a head office. Or any kind of office. Or enough money to buy plane tickets.
15:03 // 10 months ago
3 a.m. video du jour: Kurt Loder, circa 1995, explaining the internet to the plebes watching MTV News. Unlike this classic clip of the Today Show anchors acting utterly confused about the Internet, Loder seems to know what he’s talking about pretty well. Fun fact: MTV.com has an interesting pre-Web history that involved former VJ Adam Curry of all people buying the domain name before MTV knew that owning this domain name was important. (Also, on a side note: Son Volt, Moby with HAIR, Better Than Ezra’s “Good,” Coolio, virtual reality, and “The Net”-era Sandra Bullock. Wow, time machine.)
3:32 // 2 years ago