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

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 the symbol either meant “about” or “around”) and genuinely wonder, “What is the internet anyway??” TC mark


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  • Dave P

    Katie: “Allison, can you explain what 'internet' is?”

    Bryant: “No, she can't say anything in 140 characters or less.”

  • Joseph Ernest Harper

    Toro Y Moi's dad.

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  • Marc

    Katie Couric couldn't understand the concept of 'wireless'. Although, wasn't she correct? There was no wireless internet in 1994?

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  • promqueensanonymous

    Allison has absolutely zero idea what the internet is.

  • Bill A Pomerans

    the “@” symbol originally meant “approximately”, so actually they weren't totally incorrect when they thought it meant “about”…

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