What the 90s thought the Internet was.

May 11

“I have this fear [about the internet] that I’m going to be trying to find out what movie is playing at what theater and then I’m suddenly going to be a member of Al-Qaeda.” —

Winona Ryder, 2010

(it’s winona ryder so it counts)

Jan 28

“This just in: the Internet is not a fad.” — Vice President Hoynes, “The West Wing,” 1999

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“‎In a culture of false perspective, where Johnny Cochran can appear taller than Boris Yeltsin, it’s difficult to tell if the Internet is legitimately big news.” — Jonathan Franzen, “The Reader in Exile,” 1995