The internet is, to most people’s minds, a fairly new bit of technology. It’s not though. It’s just incremental advancement in technology serving the same needs and desires as its antecedents.
Yep! People Writing On Walls And Worshiping Cats
History doesn’t so much repeat itself as people repaint and reinvent the same things and call it “new and improved.”
And, for those that might care, pick up a copy of The Victorian Internet and really get laugh at how little or nothing has changed.