The First Talk Radio Show on the Net (1993)

Back in the ear­ly 1990s, while most of us were still try­ing to wrap our heads around this new thing called the inter­net (don’t miss this amus­ing bit), NPR’s Sci­ence Fri­day start­ed push­ing the enve­lope and host­ing the first inter­net-based radio talk show. This marked the first time that lis­ten­ers could “phone into” a pro­gram via the web and talk togeth­er – in this case about the cre­ative uses of this emerg­ing tech­nol­o­gy. The broad­cast, which sin­gle­hand­ed­ly brought the inter­net to a crawl, has now resur­faced online. You can lis­ten below (or here).

via @Alyssa_Milano and Extreme­Tech

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