As Barrie Schwortz celebrates fifteen years of it is amusing to ponder the state of the public’s awareness about the Internet. Perhaps more people understood the Shroud of Turin. Here we see Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric, just two years before Barrie launched his website discussing how NBC News asked viewers to send  feedback via e-mail. They were confused about the @ symbol and what the internet was.

Faster Forward – 1994 ‘Today’ show ‘What is Internet?’ clip offers a reminder: We were all newbies once