What IS the Internet Anyway?

by theaudioprof on January 31, 2011

I’m not the first to bring you this video.  Chances are you’ve seen it long ago.  But it was just brought to my attention that just seventeen short years ago, a high-profile show such as The Today Show had hosts who did not know what the internet even was!

I mention this not to laugh at Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric…but to empathize with them and recognize myself in them. I have recently been making audio recordings of my undergraduate lectures and making them available through our secure online course tool Oncourse. Seeing this clip just makes me wonder how naive these podcasts will sound 17 years from now…assuming my students take the computer memory to save them.

Might be worth doing, just for the laugh, in 2028!

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