Vintage guide to the Internet Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 12:19 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple I made it 2:25 through and had to stop. Chris Hauk It makes it a bit easier to take if you just mentally add the words, “for porn,” to almost everything they say. CuJo YYC Rather like our pastime of adding “in bed” at the end of every fortune found in a fortune cookie. scamper I had to dig around in the embed code for the source URL. Always show the source URL! Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A81IwlDeV6c (I have Safari’s FlashtoHTML5 extension on, so it’s possible that the Flash version is showing the YouTube link. I’m not seeing it though.) MrPhotoEd I made it to 1:14 and had to stop. Donald Michael Kraig The music: Oh, the pain! the pain! Donald Michael Kraig Okay. I made it to 3:18. If I watch any more I’m sure my head will explode. GadgetGav Oh wow. I almost could get past the ‘Adjust VCR tracking’ and then the music started… Was 1997 really like that? I suppose I didn’t have The Internet in ’97. gjgustav To non-geeks. Geeks rolled their eyes at them in ’97 too. Sidewinder I almost made it all the way through, now I feel dizzy and bleed from the nose. But honestly, folks, those were the days. I remember, when I set up my first internet connection, blocked the line for 48 hours and was cut short of pocket money for the remainder of the summer to pay for the 300 $ phone bill. Solowalker “Installed the internet” “Cybernet” “Chat lines” “Install the disc” Haha, oh wow. That’s just too much. johndhynes They’re not BACK slashes! http://www.jphotog.com Hrunga Zmuda The damage from Windows had already begun. Control, not Command, Start buttons, it never ends! bobrk Yeah, I couldn’t go any farther than that. But I beat Dalrymple, which is more important. hauth Ok, now I’m at 4:56 – I’m still waiting for THE NANNY to enter the room! Vera Comment that family is so square they don’t even fart. ChrisCMU Where is the music for that song. I have to install that on someone’s machine when their browser starts up. explodethis I watched the whole thing… it was fascinating in a ghastly sort of way. I was starting to wonder if I was watching the result of an overly-elaborate prank. Space Gorilla Ah, I remember 1995, my first 14.4 kbit/s modem, building my first website, Yahoo! was still just a list. One of my sites was Yahoo’s Site of the Day, yippeeeee! I built a site that used spacer GIFs so you had to browse the page horizontally instead of vertically, I thought I was a genius! ProductiveMonk This is the whitest thing I’ve ever seen. Gawd, I’m bleeding from my ears now. biansta no no no no no! EVERYBODY! you need to go ’till 3:36!!! really. biansta 3:26, sorry. Moeskido I got my first ISP account in 1997. I can’t wait to watch this all the way through. I love bad industrials. They remind me why I’m glad I didn’t pursue tv acting as a profession. Dave Brandt I only made it to 1:11. Canadians are tough! Matt The mom is cute. If she were naked, or maybe in some lingerie, you could turn the sound off and enjoy it. CAugustin Strange. Comes across like a sales pitch. Lots of talk about how cool it is, but only tiny little facts. 6 minutes in when some facts show up. Is this the way kids have to be treated? http://logicblog.info danski Heard this on This Week in Google. “Install the internet”… brilliant! Pacomius I wanna get that theme muzak as my ringtone Bwaahahahaaaaa! (add thunder sfx) Xander nope, made it to the phrase, ‘what does a seaarch engine do?’ and had to stop JT Kinda want to bang that mom. ProductiveMonk Why are both friends dressed up as TV test patterns? That director should be banned from making anything, anything at all….for life.. trex67 Thank you. That was unwatchable, even for laughs. http://www.ramenramenramen.nrt/ edjusted I only skimmed through this, but I’m actually sort’a kind’a thinking about sending this to my internet-challenged parents as an educational video…am I a bad son? Salome121 I’m waiting for them to sing “It’s Time to Change” because Peter’s voice is changing. Salome121 And, yeah, they look like Rolling Stones fans. (Note: I did not – could not – watch all the way through. I skipped to the end.) Sam B 23 minutes in they search for free screensavers, then proceed to download a clearly marked mac-only .hqx file on Windows 95 Sam B Also, after a few minutes of online stalking, I discover the blond girl is friends with the neighbor boy on Facebook. I’m surfing on the internet! Alan Stubbindeck Cripes, was this made on day 2 of the web?