The internet is old by today’s standard. Nikola Tesla envisioned bits of the world we currently take for granted, way back in the early 1900s. In the 1960s, those visions started to come to life with ARPANET. TCP/IP was invented shortly after my birth on January 1st, 1983.
The World Wide Web launched when I was in the 3rd grade. A historically important event but for me, it didn’t matter. We had a small computer room in elementary, and each classroom had 1 computer. I never imagined being plugged into a global network. For me, computers were designed so I could crank through my math work as quickly as possible so I could play a small handful of atari-like games. I was happy living in those constrained digital worlds.