So. Many. Wires.

A video was recently unearthed by Thames TV from a British tech show called Database. It’s essentially a techie time capsule to show kids what it was like back in the olden days of computing. Originally aired in 1984, the year the first Macintosh computer was released, the video is the ultimate computer throwback. The video documents the amount of high tech prestidigitation it took to log on to the Micronet, which was a sort of pre-internet internet filled with numbered pages (URLs didn’t exist yet) that let people read news and, of course, write emails.

In the time it took to watch this video, I received 24 emails, sent three snapchats and lost a game of Trivia Crack. My, how times have changed.