The second in my series of Internet Videos from the VHS Era was contributed by James Burke. Here’s what he said about it:
“I enjoyed the Internet Power VHS tape and dug up an old VHS tape from my old school district. It’s a 20-minute video from June 1995 that discusses the district’s technology plan with lots of funny and archaic technology and it’s an interesting look at a school district that was on the cutting edge back in the mid nineties.”
After watching the whole film, it’s clear this public school district was way ahead of their time. Some of the video was a bit fluffy, so I edited the original video to focus on the technology and screen captures.
Josh Lake’s awesome homepage. Dig that big blue throbber on Netscape 1.0.
A breathless 3rd grader checks her email before learning about “Netscaping and writing our own homepages.”
Searching Webcrawler in Netscape 2.0.
The Clinton-era Whitehouse homepage in Netscape 1.0.
The sexy Netscape homepage, with interlaced GIF banner.
Telnet in Windows 3.1. The only PC in this video.
A pile of US Robotics modems jammed into holes in a cardboard box for dial-in network access.
Mildly-creepy student profiling application.
IP address as official URL. Charming!