The Information Highway: A User’s Guide to the Future

Here’s the first of the recovered lost episodes of A User’s Guide to the Future, originally broadcast on CBC Radio in Prince Edward Island in the summer of 1994 (exact broadcast date lost to time).

Back in 1994 the Internet was new enough to be called “an experimental information highway” and words like “email” weren’t yet in common use. One of the goals of the series was to give Islanders a basic “new technology vocabulary” and in this episode, to that end, we talked about email, and Usenet newsgroups.

I think this episode also marks the debut of my favourite radio phrase: “regular everyday people.”