VideoSift: Spanning Time

One of the neatest things about VideoSift is how the website enables its users to group videos into "collectives" of niche topics. We've covered some of these collectives before, such as the Evolution in Action, Obscure Collective, and That's Terrible! Who Gave That a Green Light?

Now, let's take a look at a collective called Spanning Time, a collection of "historically momentous" video clips.




















The Internet, Circa 1994
In February 1994, Richard Seltzer and Berthold Langer of Digital Equipment Corporation (creators of Mosaic, the first web browser) created this video clip predicting the future of the Internet.

And how right they were: Link

Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope
In 1977, Terry Fox lost his leg to cancer. Three years later, he decided to run 3,300+ miles across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

Here's a heartwarming story about human will and determination (at the same time, a heartbreaking story on why he had to stop): Link

Napalm Attack During the Vietnam War
This gruesome yet fascinating video clip shows an airstrike where napalm bombs were dropped on a village during the Vietname War.

The clip shows how devastating "the best anti-personnel bomb ever created" truly is: Link

The Spirit of '43
Here's a US Government propaganda cartoon from the World War II era, stressing the importance of paying income tax starring ... Donald Duck!

Link

Dance of the Soldiers
If the Cold War were a dance off, the Americans would've lost!

Here's a strange clip of Soviet Army's Dance of the Soldiers (with the obligatory Russian squatwork and harmonica acrobatics!) : Link

For more the web's most interesting videos, check out: VideoSift.


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DEC bundled the browser but Mosaic was invented at NCSA in Chicago. Netscape Navigator was called Netscape Mosaic, too. You can find tiny copies of it archived online with it's terrible logo.

The first browser was created in 1990 and was called 'WorldWideWeb'.
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The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) created Mosaic, not Digital Equipment Corporation. Mosaic was written by Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina. They later founded Netscape with Jim Clark.
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