Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Sep 2011 21:10 UTC, submitted by AmineKhaldi
ReactOS "During his visit to the school, President Medvedev spoke with the school's students, including [ReactOS'] Marat Karatov. Marat made a short presentation of the latest build of ReactOS, including system boot up and running a few Windows-compatible applications. During conversation with the president, Marat said that the OS was ready approximately for 80% of real world usage and that roughly one million euros would be needed to complete its development within a year. 'This is an interesting project indeed', was President Medvedev's response."
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RE[2]: Comment by benb320
by benb320 on Tue 13th Sep 2011 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by benb320"
benb320
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2010-02-23

It is from before the internet, but still the internet made a meme out of it, and it it's pretty dumb

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RE[3]: Comment by benb320
by sorpigal on Tue 13th Sep 2011 21:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by benb320"
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2005-11-02

I don't think it can properly be called an "Internet meme" at all - I have not noticed an upswing in the use of 'In Soviet Russia' jokes due to the internet, except in isolated cases like the fact that it became the thing to do on Slashdot for a while. It was always the sort of thing that spread virally from person to person and back again, in gentle waves.

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RE[4]: Comment by benb320
by zima on Wed 14th Sep 2011 13:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by benb320"
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2005-07-06

Maybe it's like that locally to you, however I strongly suspect that "In Soviet Russia" joke was, pre-Internet, also fairly local (mostly to your place?)

But the internet and its memes are a much more, well, global thing. "In Soviet Russia" also most likely became much more widespread that way (I'm certain it wasn't really present at my place, even now that form is well-known mostly only to English capable internet-regulars; sure, there were tons of jokes and cabarets about the Soviets and our regime - "here" being back then a Comecon, Warsaw Pact country - but this particular form was absent)

Edited 2011-09-14 13:07 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by benb320
by Phucked on Tue 13th Sep 2011 23:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by benb320"
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2008-09-24

It is from before the internet, but still the internet made a meme out of it, and it it's pretty dumb


Internet is more than 40 years old so I doubt its older.

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RE[4]: Comment by benb320
by zima on Wed 14th Sep 2011 12:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by benb320"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The origins go back 40+ years. But not only it can be called the Internet proper maybe for around 30; it was also a fairly niche thing for most of that time, not really impacting ~popular culture.

What we call "internet memes" came only with popularisation of the network in the 90s; "before the internet" in ~popular culture also referring to times before those. And "In Soviet Russia" comes mostly from 80s comedy act...

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RE[4]: Comment by benb320
by demetrioussharpe on Fri 16th Sep 2011 15:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by benb320"
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

Internet is more than 40 years old so I doubt its older.


Correct, but since common use of the internet didn't really happen until the early 90's, this meme is probably older in spoken form than the common internet usage of it.

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