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Date: 01/28/11 03:03 PM

108 Responses to 1994 Flashback: TV Show Asks What`s The Internet?

  1. Profile photo of lortiz
    lortiz Male 40-49
    38 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    Link: 1994 Flashback: TV Show Asks What`s The Internet? - OK, who was even born in 1994? Time to feel your age with this clip...
  2. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    Oh god I feel retarded watching this.
  3. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    Those could perfectly be our grandparents talking too
  4. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    Here are more videos about Internet in the old times
  5. Profile photo of Oldfrt
    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Just goes to show ya... TV anchors have a long tradition of gross ignorance.
  6. Profile photo of AtlasOtus
    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
    417 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    O.O
  7. Profile photo of jde824
    jde824 Male 18-29
    238 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    I was 11 in 1994. I had the internet. Compuserve baby!
  8. Profile photo of kj36
    kj36 Female 18-29
    240 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    Before the internet people always used to say "Internet." "What is Internet, you ask?"
    lol
  9. Profile photo of LittleMickey
    LittleMickey Female 18-29
    227 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Well, I was born in `93.
  10. Profile photo of geckoi
    geckoi Male 40-49
    209 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    Crap, I`m so damn old, I was born 31 years before this :-(
  11. Profile photo of wickedsngr
    wickedsngr Female 18-29
    457 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Ow ow ow... I am old. Make it stop!
  12. Profile photo of swordplay261
    swordplay261 Male 13-17
    16 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    I was 3 in 94. whats with "nbc.ge.com" did they not have their own domain?
  13. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    actually the "@" symbol is really old. The monks would use it to transcribe notes.
  14. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    THEY`RE feeling their age!??? I was ALMOST THIRTY that year!

    (Crawls into bed, curls into foetal position and sucks thumb)
  15. Profile photo of thesmartkid
    thesmartkid Male 18-29
    49 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    I WIN!!! I was born in 94` :)
  16. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36697 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    idiots... the internet is something Al Gore invented to cure global warming.

    everyone knows that.

  17. Profile photo of lisalezah
    lisalezah Female 18-29
    255 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    What quake are they talking about?
  18. Profile photo of Oscola
    Oscola Male 18-29
    349 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    That guy looks like a white guy covered in cocoa powder like on a fine belgian truffle. Just saying.
  19. Profile photo of catsrule313
    catsrule313 Female 13-17
    393 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    wowww. I was born in 1994.
  20. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    lol good times. I think in 1994 or 1995 I was just signing up for AOL 3.0 or whatever version. My first experience with message boards = good times.
  21. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1600 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    whats is AOL? is it a lotion?
  22. Profile photo of MechaWolf
    MechaWolf Male 18-29
    315 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    You could tell the guy was thinking that this whole internet thing was just a fad and that they should move on to talk about something more important.
  23. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    I was just starting high school when this aired.
  24. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    I was all about my Pagenet beeper right around `94.
  25. Profile photo of Eldrvarya
    Eldrvarya Female 13-17
    39 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    1994: What IS the internet anyway?
    I don`t know...
    2011: What IS the internet anyway?
    Where have you been, under a rock? It`s life!
  26. Profile photo of Nerd_Rage
    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    Whoa........ dude didnt recognize an email address???????????? bitch i was playing oregon trail in `94, my school had a network AND the internet.... it`s not like internet was unheard of in 94, these people were just too old to get into it.
  27. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    Man there are still some country kanakas that don`t know how to turn on a computer today in Hawaii.
  28. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
    721 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    if you bought domain names such as "pizza.com" or "anything.com" or any 1 word domain names back in early 1990`s then you would be a multi-millionnaire today :)
  29. Profile photo of hammerdrop
    hammerdrop Male 13-17
    199 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    Wow that guy is ORANGE!
  30. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    I was one year old, give or take a few months. I remember seeing this and being so disappointed in them not knowing what "Internet" was.
  31. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
    1195 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

  32. Profile photo of rammo34
    rammo34 Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    I didn`t have internet in my house until `98.
  33. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    @Jasonbobdude... you remember seeing this... seriously? dude... c`mon... son, i am dissapoint.
  34. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    In 1994 I was 8 years old and already using mIRC. I was officially the first kid in history to be stalked by a predator on the internet. He asked me to send him a photo of myself in snail mail.
  35. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    The first time I used the internet was in 1994 during computer class at primary school ^^ When the teacher was gone we`d play Road Rash and stuff :D
  36. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36697 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    flashback....

    it`s like in the 70`s when Walter Cronkite was asking Barbawa Wawa "What are Discoteque`s?" and she did an in-depth report ... who knew it`d change our lives then?

    And leasure suits! I loved leasure suits...
  37. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    I was all of 10, and I had just gotten my first computer, and I was the only kid in my 4th/5th (can`t remember which) with a computer AND interwebs. I was still a loser...
  38. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    i was born in 1994... what? am i old now? cuz i wasn`t born in `95?
  39. Profile photo of popsiclemyk
    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
    531 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    Heh that is funny
  40. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    it`s funny how he suddenly changed the subject at the end
  41. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    i love how he isn`t saying the "dot" part of the email address, lol
  42. Profile photo of MyAccount
    MyAccount Male 13-17
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    January 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    i was born in 94!
  43. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    wow, but we would have been the same or some of us would have just started to speak
  44. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    I wasn`t born in 1994, but I was alive.
    Katy`s hair is frightening, even more so than it is now.
    Why was the guy the same color as the wood behind him, it was so distracting.
  45. Profile photo of axeman929
    axeman929 Male 30-39
    195 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    Graduating from undergrad. Still used an i386 based computer that had like 16 or 24 colors. It used a graphical environment called geoworks that I still think was better than windows and had a dot matrix printer that printed about a page per minute. And...I thought it was awesome when I got a 486 based computer. You would still often boot into dos.
  46. Profile photo of Morrigann
    Morrigann Male 18-29
    480 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    that news guy is a dick.
  47. Profile photo of coedog
    coedog Male 30-39
    256 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    There was no internet in my high school. I think we got AOL at home my senior year, but it was still a per hour cost structure, and all we used was AOL content. My computer wasn`t fast enough or didn`t have enough RAM to process web pages. I used my graduation money to buy a Packard Bell computer that was a Pentium I and subscribed to The Microsoft Network (I only did this because they had exclusive rights to Startrek.com). I had to buy a book called "The Pocket Guide to the Internet" to figure out what the actual internet was outside of the AOL pre-packaged version.
  48. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    Prodigy. My family had Prodigy on a PS/2 - am amazing day for me as a child. I used it to download information about the Iraq War I. It was cool as hell for a kid, and sparked my never-ending love of technology.
  49. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm
    "I was officially the first kid in history to be stalked by a predator on the internet."

    I`m not sure thats true.....
  50. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 10:10 pm
    > JoeYC
    > if you bought domain names such as "pizza.com" or "anything.com" or any 1 word domain names back in early 1990`s then you would be a multi-millionnaire today

    I bought ilovebuttrammingdogs.com and I`m still waiting for an offer. You lie!
  51. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    I was on local and national bbs`s and even had an account with AOL at $7 an hour. there usrd to be a lame game on there I used to play from work that took two or three hours to download. used the free time to download it... it was expensive to say the least... using 2400 baud and 4800 baud...
  52. Profile photo of Ruk1aKuchiki
    Ruk1aKuchiki Female 18-29
    40 posts
    January 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    holy crap! this was when i was 8. lmao!
  53. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 12:32 am
    Oo I was only 1 give or take a few days XD
  54. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 12:42 am
    unless this was december of `94 i was less than a year old.

  55. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 12:54 am
    I was 11.
  56. Profile photo of JumboCookie
    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 1:00 am
    I was in the womb... Does that count?
  57. Profile photo of hansonrocks
    hansonrocks Female 18-29
    99 posts
    January 29, 2011 at 1:17 am
    "So u dont need a telephone line 2 conncect 2 the internet?" answar givien - "No". At that poing the anwares was yes (I think) dont need 1 now though...
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    HoorayForJay Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 1:33 am
    anyone know the exact date this was broadcasted?
  59. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:56 am
    i was 4 years old :)
  60. Profile photo of Gentle-Tramp
    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 3:07 am
    i was born in 1994...wohooo! xD
  61. Profile photo of Fleaman1797
    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 3:44 am
    i was 11 or 12 :D
  62. Profile photo of Calummac
    Calummac Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 3:47 am
    I was just born.
  63. Profile photo of shreyag
    shreyag Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:29 am
    Here exact date this was broadcasted....
  64. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:30 am
    wow
  65. Profile photo of PuNkMaN1987
    PuNkMaN1987 Male 18-29
    57 posts
    January 29, 2011 at 5:17 am
    lol "[email protected] ge COM!"
  66. Profile photo of PuNkMaN1987
    PuNkMaN1987 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 5:18 am
    also i was 7
  67. Profile photo of lordpoee
    lordpoee Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 5:24 am
    I was alive in 1994....and I frequented BBS
  68. Profile photo of digbychicken
    digbychicken Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 5:37 am
    i was a few months old
  69. Profile photo of morbay32
    morbay32 Male 40-49
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    January 29, 2011 at 5:47 am
    Al Gore hadn`t revealed it yet.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 6:16 am
    The Internet was better back in the 90s
  71. Profile photo of BDT1981
    BDT1981 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 6:18 am
    F@#KING High-larry-us
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    that1joshguy Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 6:40 am
    I was 10 years old. he is kind of a whinny arrogant guy isn`t he?
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    January 29, 2011 at 6:59 am
    Was that guy`s name Brian Dumbell or Brian Gumball?
    Can`t remember
  74. Profile photo of Zach82
    Zach82 Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 7:16 am
    Manoman, those were the days. Before the internet we would amuse ourselves by doing things like reading, going outside, or watching television with our families. The only people we classified as friends were people we actually knew and liked to be around.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    January 29, 2011 at 7:22 am
    1994? I was 28.

    And had internet access via Compuserve dial-up... 4800 baud modem.

    I laugh when I hear kids complaining about how "slow" their internet is. They haven`t a clue.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 7:23 am
    It`s obviously magic.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 7:26 am
    Damn took me some time to find the date but i think it`s 31. jan 1994 so i was 1 year and 26 days old
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 7:34 am
    The days when Al Roker was fat as hell.
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    Restaino814 Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 7:56 am
    @Zach82 (thats at not about)
    what are friends? are those the things you add to your buddy list on AOL?
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    cobra240 Male 30-39
    77 posts
    January 29, 2011 at 8:13 am
    Jan 94 I was 21. 4800 baud? Wow you were connecting at blazing speeds!! I remember starting out at 900 baud (Yes kids thats less than 1k). My best moment was when I upgraded to 9600! That was the same day I upgraded my ram to 512k :)
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    screwzlooose Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 8:52 am
    lol@ cobra- i had to suffer with a 1200 baud for a while, left over from my bbsing days... i remember being quite jealous of a friend who had a 9600!
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 9:04 am
    Haha that was great! "I think it`s around?"
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 9:35 am
    Dial up was a pain in the ass. I remember downloading a game less than a gig took 15hrs. Try downloading a game 5 gigs @2.5k a sec it would take a week. LOL.
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    verinon Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 9:58 am
    I actually remember seeing this back then.
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    yagovaggo Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 10:22 am
    That guy is a total douche bag! Feel like backslapping the ignorant obnoxiousness right out of him!
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    iLove Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 10:53 am
    I was alive in 1984. And yes, that guy is a douche.
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    Wizensilver Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    I was born in 1994 :D
    And that guy in the middle reminds me of the opinionated douche bags we have in the media today -__-
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    Vemados Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    I was born in 1994
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    93 muthadrataaaa windows 95 and up all day for the last 13 years!!!
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    whtevr Female 40-49
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    He is a douchebag. I`m glad he left.
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    tomboygirl12 Female 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    Born in 1994!
    Wow, god forbid no one knows what the internet is these days.
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    CrzyWhtGrl Female 18-29
    255 posts
    January 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    LMAO at all these kiddos saying that they were born that year and none of them know who Bryant Gumbel is. What a shame... Oh, wait, no it isn`t.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    January 30, 2011 at 3:33 am
    Okay, which is worse: Bryant Gumble`s stupidity or Katie Curic`s hair?
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    January 30, 2011 at 3:39 am
    After reading the comments, I am pleased that despite the large generational gap, we all agree on one thing; Bryant Gumble is a douchebag!
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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    January 30, 2011 at 4:31 am
    I was born in 1994
    i had my first wank in 1994 .... hmmm coincidence?
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    January 30, 2011 at 9:34 am
    "What is the internet anyway?"
    /shudder
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2011 at 10:36 am
    Why all the hatin` on Gumbel?
  • Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    "Why all the hatin` on Gumbel?"

    If you heard him do NFL play-by-play, you`d know.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    @Harry:;; I`ve heard worse.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    I remember that day. It was big news. Comedians went on about it for days...
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    I turned 6 years old in 1994. I do not feel old.
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 12:52 am
    I can understand his ignorance but the internet was well in place far before 1994. By 1994, it had only started gaining mainstream popularity. Before that, addresses were all numbers and dots. Back then you had to be extremely tech savvy and well versed in basic and HTML coding. Now you type and address and hit enter.

    Another example of the internet`s explosion, cellphones. For years Cellphones were bricks that were huge, clunky, ugly and cost about 2k a piece. Beepers were the only thing that wasn`t as expensive but back then, these cellular devices only sent and recieved calls. Now they`re a quarter of that price and look at all the poo they can do. I think we`ve hit the end of the rope with the hardware. Let`s work on how we`re powering it.

    And Gumbel...dude, remember to ask questions like that off-camera, that way you don`t look like an idiot seventeen years later
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 7:27 am
    Thats great.
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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 7:33 am
    I was on TSN/INN and AOL back then. I miss TSN/INN...
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 9:36 am
    good old compuserve
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 7:54 am
    I`d been through uni and was using the internet even prior to this. God I really do feel old.
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    ImaComputer Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    For all the Gumbel haters......watch out for Beach Justice


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