Before Twitter and Facebook hijacked our lives, before we read the news on a screen and Susan Boyle became an overnight celebrity, even before the ancient age of dial-up modems and AOL chat rooms, Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel pondered a simpler question for their “Today Show” viewers:
“Can you explain what ‘Internet’ is?” a dumbfounded Couric asks during this hilarious vintage clip the folks at Buzzfeed were kind enough to resurrect today.
The daytime TV hosts continue by expressing their bemusement at such features as the “@” symbol (“That little mark with the ‘a’ and the ring around it? Katie thought that was ‘about.'”) and e-mail messages (“What do you write to it? Like…mail?”).