The Lemon, not the be confused with John Lemon, has a rather amusing History Of The Internet. Some highlights:

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)

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