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Watch: TV Hosts Are Baffled By The Internet In This Throwback Clip

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Way back in the olden days of 1994, if you were already surfing the web you were probably using Netscape Navigator on your family's AOL subscription.

Which is a nice way of saying you were a big nerd.

I don't know what the "internet" is, but it looks painful.Time

The worldwide web was gaining popularity fast, but judging by these reactions from The Today Show, it wasn't exactly mainstream just yet. After the hosts try their best to work out how exactly you pronounce "@," Bryant Gumbel vents his frustration over the newfangled technology.

"What is the internet anyway?" he asks. "What, do you write to it like mail?"

This is all too advanced for me.NBC

Katie Couric admits she's skeptical in these throwback clips shared by NBC, but also says if she ever got online she would be "hooked" and probably ignore her family.

Okay, we can all relate to that.

Even Bill Gates struggles to sell the internet, dropping in to assure Tom Brokaw that it's "very hip" to be online.

But as you may remember, the Today hosts weren't the only ones struggling to wrap their minds around the internet in the '90s.

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