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Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel: "What Is Internet?"

4 years agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) This vintage 1994 Today Show clip features a snarky Bryant Gumbel and a bubbly Katie Couric – sporting a hairdo that looks like it should have been preserved in a time capsule – both completely mystified at the terminology of this wacky new Internet fad. And for that matter just “what is Internet” anyway? [...]
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Bryant Gumbel, 1994: "What is the Internet, anyway?"

Odd : Boing Boing (4 years ago)

The Today Show, 1994: Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric struggle to understand and explain the Internet and "that little mark with the 'a' and the ring around it." (Thanks, Rick Pescovitz!)... Read Post

Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel Ask 'What Is the Internet?' (The One)

Odd : Urlesque (4 years ago)

Nowadays, the Today Show is hip to the internet, but back in 1994 young Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel weren't so sure what to make of this newfangled computer thing. In fact, someone recently unearthed some footage of them puzzling... Read Post

Watch Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel Completely Misunderstand the Concept of “The Internet” in 1994

Odd : Thought Catalog (4 years ago)

In 1994, mainstream America was, at best, online via a 56k dial-up modem and AOL or Prodigy. Today Show hosts Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric were no exception. Watch them fumble over how to say out loud the “@” sign (Couric thought ... Read Post


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