HISTORY OF THE INTERNET
1972: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniack get stoned out of their minds and build a computer that costs a fortune and runs no software. “Everyone will want one of these!”, says Jobs.
1990: First ISP created. Business is slow due to the fact that the Internet has no purpose, nobody knows about it, and more people own Betamax machines than computers.
2000: EPA warns that entire surface of the earth will be completely blanketed with AOL CDs by the end of 2007
(Hat tip: Common Sense & Wonder)