This past week, NPR’s Science Friday re-aired their very first radio internet broadcast from 1993. This was really fun and interesting to listen to. Since the internet was in its infancy at that time, everyone in the broadcast is amazed by it’s capabilities and how it connects people from around the world. We definitely take this for granted nowadays!
Also interesting was a quick discussion about how the internet was used during the dissolution of the Soviet Union. David Hanson, a professor of Russian politics called the internet “addicting” because ” waiting for published journal articles [was] too great a penalty.”