THE INTERNET – CBC NEWS STORY 1993
We take the internet for granted. Our time is spent posting memories on Instagram, taking selfies on Snapchat and hashtagging our meals and adventures on Twitter. Over 20 years ago now, the internet was just starting out. Only a select group of people knew how to use it and recognized it’s endless benefits. In 1993, it was a concept that few understood. But they knew that these machines would change the world. It is absolutely astonishing to be reminded of the ever-evolving conquest that is the worldwide web. Ahh, memories. Take time to reminisce on the olden days when your emoticons were simply combinations of punctuation, instead of illustrations that move and talk to you. And if you aren’t old enough to remember that, then just appreciate the fact that you weren’t personally victimized by the shrill screech and excruciating wait time of dial-up internet.