HOWTO Make The Internet (as depicted in The IT Crowd)

Here's an Instructables HOWTO from Melty Mcface explaining how to make a replica "The Internet" as depicted in Series 3, Episode 4 of The IT Crowd, "The Speech." Wikipedia summarizes: "After winning Employee of the Month, Jen finds herself less than inspired to write the required acceptance speech, and having found herself arrogant from her victory, asserts her power in the IT Department. When she eventually turns to Roy and Moss for help, they seen an opportunity to humiliate her in front of the whole department when they lend her a visual aid, on loan from the top of Big Ben and completely demagnetized by Stephen Hawking himself - "The Internet". The duo tell Jen that the Internet, complete with small black box, is completely wireless, and that if the red light on the top of the box stops flashing, the Internet will be destroyed."

How to make The Internet (from The IT Crowd). (Thanks, Ed!)


  1. Just be careful not to type “google” into Google. That’ll break the Internet too. Seriously. Not even just to see what happens. Don’t do it.

  2. When the NY City Library system’s Science, Industry and Business branch (SIBL) first opened over a decade ago, its public network access room was still an unusual enough concept to draw a significant amount of attention. Fairly quickly, the staff noticed that there was a class of library visitor who was coming through because they had heard about the Internet and just wanted to know what all the buzz was about. The library quickly solved this by starting a series of introductory classes in using the resources made available, from the web to proprietary databases. But, as one librarian was heard to observe: “You know, if we just mounted a big cable on the wall with a complicated-looking device in the middle of it and labeled it appropriately, many of these people would go away perfectly happy, since they could say they had Seen The Internet. Think of all the training time we’d save.”

  3. Had to laugh when I heard Steve Jobs describing the iPad as “It’s like holding the Internet in your hand!!”

    1. heh heh… I miss Denholm though.

      “You wouldn’t shoot a Policeman and then steal his helmet. You wouldn’t go to the toilet in his helmet, and then send it to the Policeman’s grieving widow, and then steal it again. Downloading films is stealing; if you do it you WILL face the consequences!”

      How ludicrous could you get and still convince a techyphobe of something like this? Most likely a single structure somewhere with a massive off switch, at the very least!

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