Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

Internet wisdom from 1993

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

We were looking at blogging about the police chief and police dog with degrees from the same university but in the interests of harmony, passed it along to our consumer news colleagues.

It turns out that The New Yorker magazine's assessment in its July 5, 1993 issue was incredibly prescient.

And now, funnier than ever. That's old school.

« Previous Post | Main | Next Post »

This discussion is now Open. Submit your Comment.

« Previous Post | Main | Next Post »

Post a Comment

Disclaimer:

Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published, and those that are published will not be edited. But all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.

Note: Due to volume there will be a delay before your comment is processed. Your comment will go through even if you leave this page immediately afterwards.

Privacy Policy | Submissions Policy

Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

World »

Greek election: Left-wing Syriza party wins but number of seats in question video
A radical left-wing party that is demanding an end to Greece's painful austerity measures won Sunday's parliamentary elections, threatening renewed turmoil in global markets and throwing the country's continued membership in the eurozone into question.
In Depth Auschwitz liberation's 70th anniversary focuses on survivors video
As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazis' most notorious concentration camp approaches and survivors are dying, historians grapple with how to preserve the memory of the Holocaust.
Profile Sampat Pal's Gulabi Gang fights for gender revolution in India audio
The Gulabi Gang in India is challenging the caste system, empowering women and crusading for the rights of the poor, but some question whether it can drive real and lasting cultural change.
more »

Canada »

New New security bill aimed at combating 'lone wolf' attacks coming this week
The government will introduce new legislation aimed at giving more powers to Canada's police and security agencies in the wake of two domestic attacks, Stephen Harper said on Sunday.
Snow, rain and wind slam East Coast as U.S. braces for 'historic' snowfall
Canadians in the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador faced wintry conditions that caused power outages in some area Sunday, while the northeastern U.S. braced for a "potentially historic" storm.
Richard Suter says he was abducted, beaten by men posing as police
An Edmonton man accused in a drunk driving crash that killed 2-year-old Geo Mounsef says he was abducted, beaten and had his thumb cut off by three men pretending to be police officers.
more »

Politics »

New New security bill aimed at combating 'lone wolf' attacks coming this week
The government will introduce new legislation aimed at giving more powers to Canada's police and security agencies in the wake of two domestic attacks, Stephen Harper said on Sunday.
Analysis Federal election 2015: Polls signal a long and grinding road video
If your MP seems a little downcast as she trudges back to Ottawa for the return of the House Monday, show a little sympathy. Just when all the parties are hoping for a breakthrough, the polls are bad news for everyone.
Ed Fast talks free trade in Kyiv as fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine
International Trade Minister Ed Fast arrived in Kyiv on Sunday for two days of meetings as fighting intensifies between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the embattled country.
more »

Health »

Sorry - we can't find that page
 
CBC.ca

Sorry, we can't find the page you requested.

  1. Please check the URL in the address bar, or ...
  2. Use the navigation links at left to explore our site, or ...
  3. Enter a term in the Quick Search box at top, or ...
  4. Visit our site map page

In a few moments, you will be taken to our site map page, which will help you find what you looking for.

more »

Arts & Entertainment»

Audio Real American sniper takes aim at polarizing Oscar contender
Oscar contender "American Sniper" has ignited a fierce debate over the film's portrayal of real-life sniper Chris Kyle. Author Jack Coughlin puts the controversy in context with a look at snipers both in military action and as a propaganda tool.
15 works of nonfiction to watch for in 2015
Fact over fiction your thing? Here are some Can-con nonfiction books to add to your shelves this year according to CBC Books.
Louise Penny speaks out about life after her husband's dementia diagnosis video
The bestselling author and former CBC Radio Noon host explains the highs and lows of "the long goodbye" and coming to terms with a dementia diagnosis.
more »

Technology & Science »

'Earthquake swarm' near Texas fracking sites alarms residents video
Even Texans, whose state has made its living from drilling for oil, are begining to worry that fracking may be causing earthquakes, Keith Boag reports.
Internet fragmentation worries world business leaders
Business leaders pushing for frictionless free trade have something new to worry about: the potential break-up of the internet, which today forms the backbone of the global economy.
Scientists design GMOs that can't escape into the wild
Researchers have designed a new technology that could make it impossible for genetically modified organisms to escape into natural environments.
more »

Money »

New credit card phishing scam hits Canada
Canadians are being warned about a new credit card phishing scam that is targeting people in the early morning, when they are sleepy and potentially vulnerable.
Europe Central Bank stimulus plan brightens economic outlook
The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world say, but some worry it may ease pressure on governments to do more to reform their economies.
Oil, interest rates, driverless cars, plus fast-food slump: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP video
From falling oil to a shocker rate cut from the Bank of Canada, to robotic cars and our waning appetite for fast food, the CBC's Jacqueline Hansen gets you caught up on a busy week in financial news in this video recap.
more »

Consumer Life »

Sorry - we can't find that page
 
CBC.ca

Sorry, we can't find the page you requested.

  1. Please check the URL in the address bar, or ...
  2. Use the navigation links at left to explore our site, or ...
  3. Enter a term in the Quick Search box at top, or ...
  4. Visit our site map page

In a few moments, you will be taken to our site map page, which will help you find what you looking for.

more »

Sports »

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Live Hockey Night in Canada: NHL All-Star Game
Watch live on television and online Sunday at 5 p.m. ET as hockey's top players go head-to-head in the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus on Hockey Night in Canada.
Taylor Henrich wins first Canadian women's ski jumping medal
Calgary's Taylor Henrich became the first Canadian woman to capture a World Cup ski jumping medal when she placed third in a normal hill competition in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Obit Toller Cranston, figure skating innovator, dead at 65
Toller Cranston, one of figure skating's greatest artistic innovators, has died in Mexico at the age of 65.
more »

Diversions »

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
more »