1997 – The Real Internet
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - Save & Share - One Comment

Dear YouTube Generation-

All the way back in 1997, I hosted a page of videos on my web site created using cutting edge technology. They were about 1% the size of the 3-4 minute vlogs we love today, and I was only able to afford hosting them because I was friends with the guy who owned the servers. Here, for your amusement, are those videos.

First, the 1997 equivalent of a viral video:

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Next, two videos based on sound clips from the (freshly released!) Snoop Doggy Dogg album, *The Doggfather*, including (1) the viralest of viral videos _ever_, (2) Hitler celebrating after Jesse Owens wins a race, and (3) using the latest in software from Pinnacle Micro to create video titles. (Isn’t video editing all about making fools of murderous dictators? :) )

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Last, three almost unintelligible clips of the University of Texas Longhorns football team in the Big 12’s inaugural season, featuring quarterback James Brown.

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p.s. You can still see “the old page of videos”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/etrigan/wu/viv/index.html on my site, but I haven’t been able to find a plug-in that will show them anymore.

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One Response to “1997 – The Real Internet”

Comment from kellymccollum
Time May 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

d00D! Show some netiquette. It took me 20 minutes to download this page. We can’t all afford v.90 modems.

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