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Watch this: kids from 1995 convince you to get on the internet

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A 1995 PSA from fifth-grade students at Ray Bjork Elementary School in Helena, Montana sells viewers on the benefits of the internet.

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Back in the early-to-mid 90s a lot of people remained unconvinced by the internet's potential — perhaps not surprising, given the spartan nature of early web pages. The fifth-grade students at Ray Bjork Elementary School in Helena, Montana knew better, though, and put together this PSA that not only details the internet's many uses in 1995 but also predicts its future. These kids knew that by the time they got to college, the internet would act as their "telephone, television, shopping center, and workplace," and were already using it to do things like search for international sports scores and, bizarrely, "cat food cupcakes." The class will no doubt have been pleased to see the wider world go on to fill the internet with feline content.