There’s "something called the Internet"

There’s a clip that’s been making the rounds in the last week of a Tom Brokaw spot from the mid-90’s on "the Internet". I love the quick clip with Eric Schmidt (then of Sun) and the casual walk around with Bill Gates.  I also really like the pitch for the IBM notebook that’s "4 pounds".

The amazing thing to consider is not how quaint some of the technology appears in this video, but how far we’ve come so quickly. This video is only 15 years old. After the video ended I sat back in my office for a bit and considered how pretty much all of the things that are state of the art right now will seem as quaint as the technology in the video (and if they’ll seem as outdated as the technology in the video). Mind blowing.

  • Seth – I had the same reaction – holy crap have things changed quickly! Nice find.

  • The exponential growth of technology is constantly on my mind. Even if you take a TV show like the Simpson's from the early episodes and compare it to last week's newest episode, the difference is unbelievable. I just wonder where we'll be in another 100 years….