Beware the Chat Room: 11 Internet-Related Plots From '90s TV Shows

By Stacy Conradt

How TV broached the subject of the World Wide Web when it first became a thing

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Once upon a time, the Internet was the perfect newfangled plot fodder for television shows. But what was cutting edge at the time seems clunkier than Zack Morris's cell phone today.

So fire up that old modem: I've rounded up some examples of the dated technology of popular '90s shows. (And imagine at how we'll cringe at all the Facebook-related plotlines of late a decade or so from now.)


A version of this post originally appeared on Mental Floss, an Atlantic partner site.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/12/beware-the-chat-room-11-internet-related-plots-from-90s-tv-shows/266042/