“The Internet was one of the greatest disasters to befall mankind,” runs the introduction from a video at the UK humour site Poke. “Now its survivors tell their story.”
The trailer for this “landmark documentary” tells the terrifying story of humanity gripped by a pernicious force.
And here are a handful of other insightful explanations of the internet …
From Fast Compnay, a flowchart detailing How to explain the internet to a 19th century street urchin (click for full size).
And famously, from XKCD:
Mind you, who really understands the internet? Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt doesn’t. So he said to Stephen Colbert the other day. Colbert had a decent explanation for thing: “a series of tubes”.