It’s interesting to look back 20 years and see what people thought of certain things. The internet is definitely no exception as it has taken over a large chunk of many lives around the world. Here’s what they thought of it two decades ago.
Back in 1994, the Internet was the next big thing in technology — hot enough that TIME did a cover story on it, but so unfamiliar that we had to begin by explaining what it was. (“…the world’s largest computer network and the nearest thing to a working prototype of the information superhighway.”)