What the Internet Was Like in the ’80s and ’90s

The internet as we know it has come quite a ways in the last three decades.  How far exactly?  Watch the two following videos in chronological order to find out what people thought the internet was, before it became ubiquitous.

A news report from 1981 about the Internet and receiving an entire newspaper through the phone line.

A CBS special about the internet in 1993

A news story back in 1998 demonstrating how to use the internet.

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Janice Friedman


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