Monday, April 27, 2009


Do you ever get the feeling that 1969 is spying on us?

No? Maybe this will change your mind. It's a video from 1969 (I know this to be true because that particular year appears above the video, and YouTube wouldn't lie to me) explaining the Internet, only they didn't call it the Internet. 

I thought the whole thing was really freaky, especially considering the Internet was all shiny and new in the 90s. In 1969, the idea of shopping and banking from a console in your home must've seemed downright Orwellian

But the thing that I noticed most was the way the voiceover sounded exactly like every filmstrip I ever watched as a kid in school. Who was that guy? (Not Troy McClure, but close...)


  1. Oh my gosh! That is very interesting and kinda freaky. I want to know where I can get the wares that are being sold on the 69'ers computer

  2. Available at the Woolworth's, Marshall Field's, and other fine obsolete stores.