I’m starting to think that my Dad has the world’s largest audio archive. At least of sounds emitted by his family. Latest to turn up in his collection: “lost” episodes of the 1994 Island Morning summer series I produced for CBC Radio here in Charlottetown.
Back in those days, Island Morning was hosted by Wayne Collins (now MLA for District 15, Winsloe-West Royalty). Working with Wayne on the other side of the desk was all a cub reporter could ask for: he was curious, personable, and able to lift my words off the page and give them a life of their own.
Only eleven years has passed since the summer of 1994, and yet it’s amazing to me how the vocabulary we used to talk about technology. Here’s my favourite quote:
When you hear people talking about actually using the information highway today, what they’re usually talking about is using something call the Internet. The Internet is an experimental information highway that you use with a computer.
I wasn’t trying to simplify things for the “common person” — that’s the way we used to talk back then.
Dad unearthed three episodes of A Users Guide to the Future, and you’ll find them as audio attachments to the next three posts here.