My favorite Internet tradition is mocking earlier versions of the net, so I loved this video fifteen seconds in, when to demonstrate the power of the Internet an invisible hand typed "coffee" into a search engine called "The Internet Mall(tm)" and a video of JFK's "Ask not what your country can do for you" speech popped up. Blogger Andy Baio just uploaded the first in a two-part series from 1995 called "Internet Power!" As Baio notes, it's a look at parts of the net that haven't even been saved on the Internet Archive, which started in 1996. Here it is, ripped this weekend from VHS.
Baio, who recently left Yahoo after selling his startup to the company, has willingly become the definition of "time on his hands," turning his personal blog into a one-man Boing Boing.