MTV Explains the Internet in 1995 [Video]

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 23rd, 2011

It’s easy to take the kind of widespread and ubiquitous internet access we have now for granted. Back in the mid 1990s, however, the internet was just starting to get mainstream attention.

In this video clip from a 1995 MTV News segment we get an entertaining glimpse at the way popular culture was coming to terms with an emerging consumer-accessible internet. The most entertaining part by far, seeing celebrities nearly 20 years younger aside, is the warnings they issue about the dark side of cyberspace. Clearly, they hadn’t seen anything yet.

The Internet in 1995 on MTV News [via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/23/11
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