Today in media history: President Clinton calls for school online access and Bill Gates teaches David Letterman about the Internet
On this date in 1995, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on President Clinton’s goal of Internet access in every school:
“President Clinton chose a stop in San Francisco yesterday to propose that every school in the nation be linked to the Internet by the year 2000 through a government-industry venture he called a ‘a high-tech barn-raising.’
….’I came here to San Francisco today to issue a challenge to America to see to it that every classroom in our country is connected to the information superhighway,’ Clinton said.”
And if students watched the “Late Show with David Letterman” a few weeks later, they would have learned about the Internet from Microsoft’s Bill Gates.