Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Growing Phenomenon of Internet

I came across this wonderfully quaint Canadian TV news story from 1993 that talk about "the growing phenomenon of Internet." You have to watch the whole thing. A couple of things I noticed: 1) no one uses the article "the" before Internet. Is that how folks used to refer to the Internet? I don't remember ever hearing it that way. Maybe it's a Canadian thing? 2) The wonderful discussion about how people who post on Internet are so amazingly polite, despite posting anonymously. Wow, I'd love to see that guy listen to himself saying that now. And "for about $200 a year"--not if you've got broadband, it ain't!
Ever so tangentially (speaking of telly), has anyone else noticed that the cool new Nike ad actually includes the word "ass"? Also features an excellent acoustic version of AC/DC's "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution."

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