THE LIGHTER SIDE: The Internet, social media and downloading apps in 1995

It’s time to look back at the early days of cyberspace – back when ‘social media’ meant logging onto Usenet and ‘downloading apps’ meant using complicated FTP programs like Anarchie.

Note that this video is quite long. While you can sit through the full half-hour program, unless you plan to use dial-up on an old 486 PC or System 7 Mac, we recommend just watching the first four minutes.

Thanks to Andrew Sandes for the video suggestion.

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