In the video below, John Green talks about how in the early 1990s, his home got internet for the very first time. He shares how it felt and what he thought. He remembers his dad saying, “Look the internet can show you what the weather is like right now in Beijing!”
I don’t remember when my home first got internet because for as long as I can remember, we’ve always had it. Maybe that’s why I find this video interesting. For me, imagining not having internet is like imagining what it would be like to be without running water. Maybe, that’s exaggerating, or maybe I rely too much on the internet, but it has become a necessary utility, if not a vital one. I take for granted that I can check any time what the weather is like in Beijing, or any other place in the world just like I take for granted that I can use running water whenever I need it.
Do you remember when you first got internet? Or did you grow up with it? Share with me in the comments!