It is sometimes hard for us to remember what life was like before anyone ever heard of the Internet. It has become such a common part of our daily life, that we take its existence for granted. The truth is, it was only a few short years ago that the Internet was just a strange word familiar only to “computer geeks.” Thankfully (with the help of the Internet) we can flash back to those the times before email and .com. The video below is from a January 1994 episode of NBC’s The Today Show (17 years ago!). Then hosts Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel struggle to understand what the @ symbol means in an email address and exactly “What is Internet?”:

Those were simpler times. What up and coming technology from today will we all be taking for granted 17 years from now?