Make or Buy The Internet from "The IT Crowd"


If you’re a fan of The IT Crowd, you’ve probably fantasized about playing the same trick on your co-workers as Roy and Moss play on Jen. The good news is, now you can.

Working in IT is amazing and fun and challenging, and we’re a big fan of our inside jokes. Maybe this comes from the fact that we feel as though people don’t appreciate us, or maybe because we’re frustrated that so many of the people we interact with have such an unbelievably primitive understanding of technology that we can’t resist the urge to play the occasional prank.

Either way, it’s a big part of the joy of working in IT, and if you’ve seen the episode of The IT Crowd where Jen is given “The Internet” for an important speech (see the video above), it’s just too tempting not to want one of these beauties for yourself.

Side note: If you haven’t seen the IT Crowd and you work in tech, you need to stop what you’re doing and go queue that shit up on Netflix. It is hands-down the funniest tech sitcom there is. Big Bang Theory has nothing on this show, and you don’t actually need to be a computer nerd to enjoy it. It helps, but definitely not required. I’ve watched it with my sister (a welder) and she laughed almost as hard as I did.

Luckily for you, you can have now the The Internet for your own office. You can either DIY, or purchase one online (and pay an assload in shipping if you’re outside of Australia.) I’ve tweeted about this a few times, but people keeping asking me, so I decided to write it up so I wouldn’t keep losing track of the links.

[button color=”green” size=”medium” link=”” target=”blank” ]Buy The Internet[/button]

[button color=”green” size=”medium” link=”” target=”blank” ]Make The Internet[/button]

I’ve already begun plotting with my tech crew.

Making your own Internet will run you about $25 in parts, buying it will cost you $20 for the item, and another $25 in shipping if you’re outside Australia.

And if you end up making or buying The Internet (assuming The Elders of the Internet have permitted it), please do share the shenanigans in the comments or @snipeyhead on Twitter.

  • ken

    Honestly there should be a slightly higher priced model with a normally orange LED lock light which goes green of both keys are inserted and rotated simultaneously.