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Video Surfaces About Web Videos Ten Years Before YouTube: Is the Internet Still Young?

Fef 2013/01/07 19:00:00
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Jeannie Novak describes her service to charge artists to host their video clips so up to 20 million internet users can see it ... in 1994! Check out this YouTube clip about web videos from 10 years before YouTube:



YOUTUBE.COM reports:
KCal TV Los Angeles story (saved as an old-school QuickTime movie) from April 1994 showing how the web, and Kaleidospace were described at their birth as "the information superhighway". Watch the news reporters hesitate as they realize that the web might reduce Hollywood's power! Note the strange home page interface, a product of the primitive state of HTML 1.0.

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  • L1 2013/01/08 15:41:48
    No
    L1
    It isn't, but it still constantly changing....
  • mblack 2013/01/08 13:20:32 (edited)
    No
    mblack
    Internet, email, the web has been around for at least 40-50 years, the supporting technologies such as video cards, modems, storage all sucked. My older brothers were on the internet back in the early 80's thanks to CompuServe and a 300 baud Atari modem.



    Perhaps the internet feels like it is still young because we have not innovated enough. Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, et al all focus on providing a service to snoop on our online activity so they can sell advertisements directly to an individual.



    Tablets and hybrid laptops have been around for over a decade but they just now catching on because the associated technologies are getting better. I was rocking a laptop hybrid back in 2001 but the Microsoft OS and hardware was too crappy for practical use.
  • TXredhead 2013/01/08 04:20:09
    Yes
    TXredhead
    +1
    I hadn't heard of "information super highway" in a long time.
  • Merry 2013/01/08 01:29:18
    Yes
    Merry
    +1
    "You just click on things and they start moving. It's incredible."
  • Primaltare 2013/01/08 01:10:14
    Yes
    Primaltare
    The Internet is being incorporated further and further by the DAY, I'm pretty sure it or a similar alternative will be around for centuries at a minimum.
  • Transquesta 2013/01/08 00:51:55
    Yes
    Transquesta
    THAT'S funny!

    And I'd be lying if I said I didn't remember some of that 'tech.' :-)
  • Jlmpatro 2013/01/08 00:42:25
    Yes
    Jlmpatro
    Beeins to take its first steps !
  • ikeknight 2013/01/07 23:04:23
    Yes
    ikeknight
    +2
    I remember when the internet was all text and no graphics. It sure has grown.
  • Transqu... ikeknight 2013/01/08 00:52:59
    Transquesta
    That's why gover-business is so hell bent on getting a stranglehold on it.
  • Omni 2013/01/07 21:17:06 (edited)
    Yes
    Omni
    +1
    Youtube opened in 2005, so it's actually 11 years before Youtube.
  • Lerro DeHazel 2013/01/06 01:49:05
    Yes
    Lerro DeHazel
    But hey Fef; what happened to Al Gore's personal contribution to Inventing "The Highway"; or at least his contribution to "striping-the-road"?
  • thefatguy 2013/01/05 20:08:25
    Yes
    thefatguy
    +1
    What a quaint old video! Very fun trip down memory lane when the Internet was just a wee toddler. It is still young though but things have sure changed!
  • JustMe 2013/01/04 22:29:35
    Yes
    JustMe
    I remember it when it was just beginning, and when you thought it was fast if it only took one night to download enough songs to burn a cd
  • Wm Kabrich JustMe 2013/01/08 16:45:20
    Wm Kabrich
    +1
    What are you talking about it still takes me all night to download a CD worth of song (Takes that long to find enough good song to download). :-D hahahaha :-D
  • JustMe Wm Kabrich 2013/01/08 17:26:42
    JustMe
    Well I was referring to when you'd have many good files to choose from, before certain groups got greedy and whiney about downloading

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