Watch: Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel discover the internet in 1994

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True, the internet wasn't quite so widely used in 1994. But that doesn't make it any less hilarious to hear Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel ask what the internet even is, or how to verbalize "@," or hear a co-host describe the web as a "computer billboard." Remember that these are famous news people; it will be easier to laugh:

Okay, one legitimate question that, ironically, stems from the fact that I've more or less always known about the internet: didn't you definitely need a phone line to get online back in 1994? I waited more than a few times to get on AOL while cursing my phone line to know this. Someone more knowledgeable than I — help me out here.