Computer Chronicle Explains the Internet in 1993

In case you missed it in our class on the “Fundamentals of Digital Media,” take a half-hour to watch this 1993 episode of the public-television series, Computer Chronicles. Episodes are available at the Internet Archive.

As you watch, I wanted to point out that you didn’t need a beard to be on the Internet back then, but it helped.

One of the things that might not be apparent is that this was the landscape of the Internet before the explosion of the World Wide Web. That was to come in the next year. Consider the differences the purpose of the Internet then and now, given that the most popular use of it had not yet become mainstream.

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