The Internet was invented in 1969. Know this.
Did you know that the Internet was invented by Pete Townsend out of The Who back in 1971? It’s true, well at least according to Pete anyway. His song ‘Relay’ clearly spells out the future as we know it today, with lyrics like “Relay, things are brewin’; Relay, something’s doin’; Relay, there’s a revolution; Relay, relay, hand me down a solution, yeah.” OK Pete, whatever mate.
Everyone knows the net was invented two years earlier, when this film (below) appeared. Look at it, it’s all there, just as we know it now. The wife does the shopping on her personal console while the husband pays for it all on his own console (where he probably watches special ‘personal’ films when she’s not in)
There’s even online banking, although back in 1969 they seemed to think it would involve someone at the bank getting a paper printout of the man’s bank statement and shoving it under a rostrum camera before transmitting it to him. Maybe it’s Ken Morse.
As for email, well that’s sort of like how we have it now, only written with a pen instead of a computer keyboard. For some reason, no one seems to have linked this miraculous futuristic system with the humble typewriter keyboard. Web 2.0 would probably include communicating by grunting into a yogurt pot that’s been fastened to the computer with a piece of string.
No mention of the fact that the system will also be used by people to illegally download millions of songs, movies and games… and to look at videos of a cat playing the keyboards.