Commercial Break: The kids show us all about the Internet
“What’s a web page – something ducks walk on?” Yes son. Yes it is.
Here’s a 1990s public service announcement from the United States of Stars & Stripes – in it, unconcerned parents leave their kids alone with a computer and the worldwide webernet so that the younglings can educate each other in the joys of online browse-surfing.
Everything is covered, from screensavers to news to rudimentary cartoons of naked warrior women. In some ways, the Internet hasn’t changed a bit since this informative film was made. But in thousands of millions of other ways, it’s gotten much slightly worse.
The Internet – be careful out there. Some of it is not suitable for work. Like small bits of this…