When the Internet Came Home

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Shared December 11, 2018

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In which John discusses how it felt when the Internet came to his house in the early 1990s.

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Mia Coss

If anyone's wondering, it's very cold in Beijing right now.

11 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 783

Rachel Cox

“The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers” - thanks for sharing, John. I think I will also keep returning to this poem.

11 months ago | [YT] | 99

Amanda Bryan

“What I love about the internet is also what I fear about the internet: we can do so much more together than we can do alone.”

That’s the thing.

11 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 111

Josiah Savannah

Why did the bike fall over

Because it was two tired

11 months ago | [YT] | 334


As weird and edgy as this sounds, sometimes I just have to listen to John to feel like theres an adult that understands teenagers when i feel so misunderstood by adults in my life hahaha

11 months ago | [YT] | 43

Marie Lastname

That's all nice and dandy, John, but ...

est la bibliothèque?

11 months ago | [YT] | 90

Lawrence Calablaster

I love videos with personal & historical contexts for wide-ranging things :)

11 months ago | [YT] | 172


But did you ever find out WHERE THE LIBRARY WAS????

11 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 113

geph c

There's a lot to get out of this video, but all I can think right now is that John Green was the dude deleting my CompuServe posts back in '94.

11 months ago | [YT] | 38

TRiG (Ireland)

I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

11 months ago | [YT] | 54

Nate and Noah Try Life

I’m so proud of nerdfighteria for completing another awesome p4a. $1.6 Million!!!

11 months ago | [YT] | 152


Ah, complexity.

11 months ago | [YT] | 133

Isabel Song

John talking about the internet and how cool yet terrifying it is really hit home for me today, as I scroll through YouTube instead of studying for that final I have to take in less than 4 hours. I should probably get back to that...

11 months ago | [YT] | 234

Vix Jensen

I’ve stayed up for so many p4as (7, 8, 9?) I don’t even know. It’s my favorite time of the year and my husband and I (we met in a nerdfighter group because OF COURSE we did.) have an annual P4a donation budget. Every year I cry, I laugh, I cringe. I feel at home. I am at home. I love this community so so so very much. Long may it continue. Thank you, John. Thank you, thank you, thank you. PS - Past 1.6 MILLION now!!!!!

11 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 38

Josie Schoenberg

This episode felt like a very small episode of “The Anthropocene Reviewed”... which just so happens to be one of my very favorite things the internet does (along with enlightening me on global weather patterns of course)

11 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 25

Emma Charlie

“With the internet you can download the apology of Socrates for free!” Ah yes what I’ve always wanted.
Nah but this video is highly interesting, very engaging and a great use of my time while I’m ill and away from school. Thanks for making sickness something I have motivation to fight.

11 months ago | [YT] | 59

Absolutely Average

Ikr, the Dream Sequences never would've been solved without the internet but like, I'm still not sure Carl is good so

11 months ago | [YT] | 53


"These days after drinking from the internet's firehose for more than 25 years," lol John your author is showing.

11 months ago | [YT] | 24

Jackson DeStefano

Has the internet really changed all that much? I'm always amazed that on the internet I can find out the weather of Beijing!

11 months ago | [YT] | 94

Never Assume a Spherical Cow

The internet is not a thing.
The internet is us.
The internet is not horrible.
We are horrible.
The internet is not wonderful.
We are wonderful.

My issue with the internet is that we me's have a hard time thinking of all of the other me's as we.

11 months ago | [YT] | 196