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1992: The Sun said the internet would never work

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THE Sun, the declining tabloid that gets its news from the internet, wrote in 1992:  “COMPUTER “WEB’ TO CHANGE BILLIONS OF LIVES (YEAH RIGHT).” The paper’s “Dot Comme” compared Tim Berners Lee’s invention – the world wide web – to Sir Clive Sinclair’s C5:

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  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.

  • Gummit

    Byline “Dot Comme”. And http://imgur.com/gallery/C6nE2 has the story being headline news (that’s front page headline news for “we yawn at a boffin’s invention which hasn’t taken off yet”), so I guess this is a joke?

    I remember the Sun putting out a retrospective of fake front pages for some anniversary a few years ago (Battle of Hastings, etc.) – was this one of them?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    The Sun are correct, the internet doesn’t work, its impossible to stick a postage stamp on emails, try doing it & they just stick to the screen

  • David

    As one of those pesky “Boffins” I always get a good laugh out of the regular press’s science coverage. Nothing like a little ill informed drivel to give the boys in the lab a chuckle.

  • Dan Reed

    It’s a spoof you utter cretins.

  • David

    Well of course it is Dan, that’s why I get a laugh out of it. I find most of the “serious” science coverage almost as funny.