What is Internet anyway?

Via The Atlantic: What a Leaked ‘Today Show’ Clip Taught Us About Mankind’s Progress

Last week, a fascinating video was leaked from The Today Show archives circa 1994. It featured off-air footage of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel struggling to comprehend what the “Internet” was and how it worked.

“What is Internet anyway?” Gumbel pondered. “You don’t need a phone line to operate Internet?” asked a puzzled Couric. The video was taken down quickly but not before others duplicated it and distributed it widely.