Monday, January 31, 2011

What is the Internet!?!

This morning I was thinking about the situation of unrest in Egypt.  I was thinking about how it might feel to be living there.  I was imagining how panicked I would have been when the internet was shut off.  

Listening to the radio on my drive to work, I was intrigued when they played and audio clip of the video above.  It is hard to remember life before "www" and ".com" and "#hashtags" and "@" symbols.  What a different world we had back in 1994.  I am now so dependent on the internet.  It is amazing how it helps me stay connected to my friends and family.  This made me think even more about Egypt.    

***Update: Unfortunately this video was removed.  I don't know if it is true, but I heard that the person who posted it worked for NBC.  After posting the video (which NBC aired in 1994) supposedly he was fired.  Geez.  Here's a new link if you're curious:


  1. It's definitely crazy to think about life without the internet!

  2. That distances across the ocean can be transcended by a box full of wires, and that being in different continents is no longer a deterrent in connecting lives that never would have met otherwise. Just amazing. It truly is remarkable the changes we have seen in the last 20 years.

  3. oh, I can't begin to imagine what it feels like. Everything is now related to the internet. I even need it for schoolwork.
    I miss my blogger friends from Egypt. :(