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Flashback! NBC anchors ‘glimpse the future’ of Internet in archive videos 

March 12, 2014 at 3:11 PM ET

On its 25th anniversary, we can think of many reasons why we love the World Wide Web. But there was a time when we weren’t so sold on its virtues. In these NBC News archive clips from 1994 and 1995, we go back to when the World Wide Web and the Internet were mere mysteries.

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“Millions of Americans own a personal computer,” said TODAY anchor Bryant Gumbel in a 1995 clip. “If you're one of them, you can glimpse the future with nothing more than a modem, a phone line and a few dollars a month."

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See what Bryant Gumbel, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Elizabeth Vargas, Tom Brokaw — and even Bill Gates — had to say years ago about the “massive computer network” we call the Internet. 

Video: Happy 25th birthday, World Wide Web! With these NBC News archive clips from 1994 and 1995, we go back to when the World Wide Web and Internet were mere mysteries. See what Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel, Tom Brokaw – and Bill Gates – had to say so many years ago.


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