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1994: "Today": "What is the Internet, Anyway?"

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Uploaded on Jan 28, 2011

Some confusion is obvious on the set of NBC's "Today" show, regarding the Internet and the @-sign. This is reportedly footage from between segments that was not originally aired, and apparently dates to January 1994, around the time of the Northridge earthquake (that occurred literally five minutes from where I'm sitting, and which I remember very well indeed).

Both the video and audio of this clip were in terrible shape when I received it recently -- I've cleaned up both as much as possible, though the quality (especially hue distortion) still definitely isn't anything to write home about.

Don't laugh too hard at Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric. It's easy to forget how relatively recent a phenomenon the Internet is for most persons who use it today!

[11/12/13: Comments on this video have been temporarily disabled due to issues related to the recent Google+ comments integration. I hope to restore them in the future. Thanks for your understanding.]

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