Do you remember the viral phenomenon that was the CGI dancing baby? Last Saturday Jonathon Ross played Blue Swede’s Hooked on a Feeling, complete with the “oogashakas”, which I have to admit I liked at the time, and remembered THAT dancing baby.
It was huge; we’d never seen anything like it on the Internet and the cgi file “went viral” as fast as our 33.6k modems (if we were lucky!) would allow (it’s true – read the New Scientist’s article on the promised boost to speed at the time!)
One aspect of my job at the time was to monitor the emails being sent around the world within Coopers & Lybrand, as it was then, and admonishing anyone sending anything unnecessary – boy, would it clog up the modems, especially to more remote countries who might enjoy a daily 10-minute connection at extortionate cost. Mondays mornings would be spent on deleting emails with what were then considered huge files (some of which not for a lady’s eyes – I did rather enjoy telling off those senders).
Anyway – watching this small animation was exciting to us then, back in the old days. I wonder what we’ll be able to do in another 13 years…