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Lunch Break: Discovering the Internet Edition

This is pretty spectacular: A clip from the early '90s in which Tom Brokaw promises to take "a look at a part of the computer world that we've all been hearing a good deal about but many of us still don't understand: It's called the Internet."

(Via the Daily Tube.)

By Ezra Klein  |  June 11, 2009; 12:30 PM ET
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I love how "the year 2000" continued to be a stand-in for "the distant future" even in, like, 1995.

Incidentally, the Kindle came out in 2007, and it wasn't even the first eBook. So we're not that far off!

Posted by: NicholasBeaudrot | June 11, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the days of the "information superhighway"...

Posted by: ajw_93 | June 11, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I thought the "but it also has a CD rom player" at the end was pretty arch humor for 1995. Is it true that Gates' glasses were meant to be CD rom holders?

Posted by: bdballard | June 11, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

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