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  • Greetings and welcome to an LGR thing!

  • Got a rather special topic today.

  • Today we're going to be discovering how to find

  • anything on the internet...

  • At least according to this CD-ROM from the year 2000.

  • From CareerTrack.

  • Communicate with the world.

  • Quick and Easy.

  • Access to unlimited information and so on.

  • We're apparently gonna learn how to use a web browser,

  • navigate the web, find what you want.

  • I really don't know what we're going to discover

  • on this disc because I have not tried it yet.

  • I found it in an episode of LGR Thrifts at a local

  • Goodwill Store and well...

  • Anything like this, I am instantly intrigued by.

  • Not only does it look ridiculously low budget,

  • I don't know if this was even sold or if was just

  • like handed out or what.

  • There's no UPC. Maybe it was part of a larger

  • product of some kind or offered through their

  • website or who knows what but yeah.

  • It's got little FMV sequences it looks like

  • and I'm down.

  • I don't even know if this booklet has anything in there.

  • I haven't looked at it yet.

  • Yeah wow. (laughs)

  • Instructions on installation, insert the CD into the drive

  • it will automatically boot.

  • Yeah, I don't anticipate this will be anything too

  • complicated considering I saw the Macromedia thingy

  • right there on the back so this is probably a Macromedia

  • Director....yeah, right there.

  • Pondview productions, yeah okay, enough rambling.

  • Let's dive into How to Find Anything on the Internet

  • in the year 2000 on Windows 98.

  • Okay, well I am ready to find out how to find

  • anything on the internet.

  • Welcome to CareerTrack, How to Find Anything

  • on the Internet.

  • Let's install it.

  • Well, that wasn't much.

  • I'm assuming it's all pretty much gonna be loading

  • off of the CD cause there were some Quicktime things

  • there so it's probably just a bunch of .mov files

  • if I had to guess.

  • Alright, nice little interface here,

  • well yeah, nice for the time.

  • Just curious about those files though.

  • Oh, it's a bunch of .avi files.

  • Pretty much just Quicktime and Macromedia Director.

  • Alright, let's get started.

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  • - [Terri] Welcome to Pryor Resources How to Find Anything

  • on the Internet. I am Terri Parker Brown.

  • - [LGR] Hi Terri.

  • - [Terri] And I'll show you how to get the most

  • out of the internet with information, entertainment,

  • products and services, that are easily available

  • at any time, the internet is continually becoming

  • more of a part of the way we live

  • and the way we do business.

  • In this course you'll see what the internet has to offer.

  • As you learn how to use a web browser to view web pages...

  • - [LGR] Oh is that what you do with a web browser?

  • - [Terri] And we'll be working with the most commonly used

  • web browers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape

  • Navigator, and the America Online Browser.

  • - [LGR] I mean, that sums up the year 2000 pretty well.

  • Alright so she just sort of faded into the Earth there,

  • sort of a ghostly apparition left over.

  • And it looks like we are left with whatever else

  • the rest of this is.

  • So we've got a text transcript where you can print things

  • out, don't have a printer installed. (laughs)

  • And there's an index.

  • Oh man, look at all the topics.

  • Wow, a lot of topics.

  • Mmm. Frames.

  • So yeah, it's really, I guess, just a bunch of videos.

  • That's uh, hmm, well let's just look around at a few

  • more of these I mean, cause why not.

  • There might be some fascinating stuff in here.

  • At least the videos are pretty decent quality.

  • - [Terri] Before you get started with this course, we'll

  • take a moment to show you how to use it.

  • The screen is divided into three areas.

  • - [LGR] Oh dear.

  • I figured it out, it's basically a glorified

  • Quicktime player.

  • It's okay. It's okay, Terri. I understand.

  • We've got an interface within an interface here.

  • I have gotten the interface.

  • - [Terri] The web lets you view and interact

  • with pages that...

  • - [LGR] (laughs) Classic New York Times website.

  • You man, you can see a lot of this stuff still on

  • archive.org but you know, ads and a lot of the

  • images aren't on there, they didn't get backed up

  • or they're just hard to reach sometimes because

  • I don't know, archiving is a thing, but yeah, it's

  • nice. I mean, look at that, it's really clear imagery here.

  • These are well made videos, I've gotta say.

  • - [Terri] Our computer is already online.

  • - [LGR] What is this desktop? (laughs)

  • It's...what is all this? Like some of these are

  • default icons they just left but the Recycle Bin is full,

  • this Quick Start menu is just going off to the wherever,

  • and look at this, you got the task manager, got some display

  • options, what is this some sort of sound thing?

  • I don't know, it just strikes me as odd that a tutorial

  • here would go with a computer that has some stuff that

  • is very obviously geared towards their specific PC.

  • Like, why wouldn't they just turn off these icons and

  • make it as clear as possible? Anyway, whatever.

  • Oh my, let me just pause it right here.

  • Look at these headlines.

  • Alaska airplane turned upside down, yeah the black box.

  • Euro comforted after ECB raises rates.

  • - [Terri] Below that is the menu bar.

  • We click a menu heading to open that menu.

  • - [LGR] Alright, well this is computer stuff.

  • Good things to learn.

  • - [Terri] To get back to the previous page using

  • the keyboard, we hold the ALT key and press

  • the right arrow key.

  • - [LGR] Wait, really?

  • - [Terri] ALT left arrow would move us forward.

  • - [LGR] What the heck, I just learned something.

  • ALT left and right will take you back and forward through

  • web pages.

  • (laughs)

  • I've never done that. (laughs)

  • Well, look at me the caveman pressing the back and

  • forward buttons.

  • - [Terri] When you start typing an address that matches

  • one of these, the browser completes the address for you.

  • - [LGR] Hmm. Auto Complete. The bane of many a

  • challenging relationship. (laughs)

  • "I swear, I've never been to that site before."

  • Alright well, we've graduated the getting started lessons.

  • Let's move on to getting around.

  • - [Terri] Once you know how to get to webpages using

  • addresses and hyperlinks you can start exploring the web.

  • This time we'll work with....

  • - [LGR] Oooooh.

  • Ooh, classic AOL. Oh, dude.

  • Dude, I just gotta, I gotta stop right there.

  • Look at it. Look at the username too.

  • TerriPB2000.

  • (laughs)

  • That's just a perfect little slice of time right here.

  • Oh man, year 2000 AOL, holy crap.

  • This is great.

  • I like how this was all apparently captured

  • on the same day, February 3, 2000.

  • Ahh but anyway, old AOL. Sorry, I just get a little...

  • I get a little wistful, misty eyed seeing this.

  • - [Terri] AOL is similar to Netscape Navigator but AOL is

  • different in that it's an online service that includes

  • a browser for viewing content from both AOL and

  • from the internet.

  • - [LGR] Dang right it's different.

  • That's what made AOL so friggin' neat, you know.

  • Keywords man and little, they had dedicated things

  • and pages and stuff to go to only within AOL.

  • The channels. Yeah, that's what they were called.

  • - [Terri] And this time, the browser we'll use is

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer.

  • - [LGR] Man just hopping around, man.

  • Netscape, AOL, Internet Explorer.

  • Oh dude dude dude.

  • There we go.

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