January 31, 2009

The history of the internet – absolutely not as boring as you think!

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2696386&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.

History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.

…and while we’re on the subject: this news report from the 1980s on the rise of ‘internet’ (it didn’t even have a ‘the’ yet!)

This is absolutley fascinating. Usually, when you watch predictions-from-the-past coverage, you do so because it’s funny – they were so wrong, and did men really wear bell-bottoms and turtle necks? Hee hee!

This, though, this looks like what we have now but without graphics. Less has changed than I thought. I yelped halfway through – apparently, emoticons were already in use and they were already called emoticons! :O

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