We’ve come a long way, folks. That much should be clear from this archaic clip of NBC's Today Show from 1994. No one in the clip is quite sure how to pronounce "@", and there is some confusion about just what the Internet is. Couric at one point asks her producer to "explain what Internet is." Ah, those were the days.
We can't fault these highly paid TV personalities too much. After all, in 1994, most regular people were still unaware the Internet existed. Whenever you see the mainstream media completely botch a report on technology, just remember they've gotten a lot better in the last 17 years. In the grand scheme of things, that isn't so long. Just take a peek and marvel at how far we've come.