Sign Of The Times Throwback (1994): Katie Couric And Bryant Gumbel Have No Idea What The Internet Is?!?!

- By Bossip Staff

Man, have we come a LONG way since these times.

Before Twitter and Facebook hijacked our lives, before we read the news on a screen and Susan Boyle became an overnight celebrity, 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?”).

Check out the full segment below and feel nostalgic for a more innocent era.

It’s weird to even think that this was only 16 years ago, and it feels like this is some video clip from the 80’s. Imagine what life will be like in 2031…”What do you mean you open doors with your hands???”

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