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Internet in the 1990s

In the past life changing technological developments were few and far between. Now technological developments are causing upheavals in the way we live in the space of a few years. We are subjected to constant change and we are faced with the need for constant adaptation. By 1986 the public could access the Internet, and not just scientists and other people with special training using elaborate codes. Information that they could otherwise not access was now easily available and it was not limited to one country but extended to all countries. By the 1990s, accessing data was made even easier for Internet users who could now use the browser of their choice in getting whatever information they wanted from the World Wide Web, even something as obscure as laser hair removal in Chicago.

The establishment of the Internet Service Provider also marked a significant step forward in the development of the Internet, which expanded to an astounding 300,000 hosts or nodes. By 1992 the number had further exploded to more than a million hosts and Internet traffic posted an almost 342,000 percent growth rate. By 1994, the Internet was being used to market products and services. By 1996 40 million people in 150 countries were considered Internet users. In the new millennium, the Internet, which started out as a military network, was transformed into an academic network, is now available to the human community.


  1. hank baseballs
    hank baseballs August 4, 2012

    People keep saying the 90s were the best and not mentioning any other thing but shows on TV and perhaps music. I’ve even seen many of them saying false info like “The 90s were the best because the internet didn’t exist” (which the 90s revolutionized) and saying that there were nothing bad in the 90s and everything sucked when January 1st Y2K happened. They don’t even mention any good political events like Nelson Mandela and the fall of the USSR, just “The 90s were the best decade ever because there was good entertainment” or something like that.

    Seriously, why do people think every single last thing in 90s was good while disregarding the bad events in the 90s (like the Rwanda Genocide and the Gulf War), while saying every single last thing from 2000 was bad and disregarding the good advances in the 2000s like fast internet and iPods. Seriously, I remember the late 90s and beginning of the 2000s and nothing changed at all in culture when 2000 happened.

    Yes I know the 2000s had it’s times of terrible events and so did the 90s. Heck, 1910s and 1930s and 1940s would of made you cling to 00s with all of your might. So why do people say every single last thing from 1990-1999 was problem free and anything from 2000 onwards was no good at all?

  2. John
    John August 7, 2012

    Because I see a bunch of people incorrectly saying that the 90s had no internet, but I remember the internet being set up in the 90s here. Do you remember the WWW in the 90s?

  3. Miguel M
    Miguel M August 7, 2012

    a. the internet reached the general public
    b. the internet connected universities with government agencies
    c. the internet reached business executives
    d. the internet carried the first “superstation”

  4. RxP DarkBox
    RxP DarkBox August 8, 2012

    I’m trying to judge how much technology has changed in about the past 20 years.

  5. borabora5524
    borabora5524 August 8, 2012

    You were given a list of 50 questions and had to hunt the web to find the embedded links in the partnered websites. I can’t remember what it was called. I just remember doing this with my mom and we won free t-shirts for completing the quest. Just wondering…

  6. toysruslover
    toysruslover August 9, 2012

    I remember going to the library when I was very young to do an assignment on the iceman in like 1995. Using actual books! Books from a library with the checkout cards and everything! God… It’s like thinking about the dark ages.

  7. Brendan O
    Brendan O August 9, 2012

    The modern internet, exp www. has been around since the 1990s. not long ago.
    given the incredible pace of innovation, what will the internet be like in 2030, 2050.
    will there be incredible new changes, new innovation.

  8. zaclo
    zaclo August 9, 2012

    What Technological developments led to the introduction of Trench Warfare during World War I? What tactical and technical developments were made on the ground during the war to try to break the stalemate which of these worked and why?
    Need help 10 points for best answer

  9. easton j
    easton j August 26, 2012

    What are 3 significant technological developments that have acted to increase the carrying capacity of Earth’s environment?

  10. zigg3ns
    zigg3ns October 24, 2012

    Endless debate has argued over what took us out of the recession in the 1980s. Many people tout Reaganonmics. Overlooked is the fact that a new growth engine emerged–personal computers.
    The likes of Microsoft and Apple led a new industry into an economic growth that lasted into the late 1990s. PCs, the internet, cell phones, all this technology has reach a mature market worldwide. How can any government stimlulus be effective without a new growth engine?

  11. Clayton Cottrell
    Clayton Cottrell November 15, 2012

    What draws and keeps internet users on any given website?

  12. John G
    John G November 15, 2012

    What was it like to be gay back in the 1980s or even the 1990s…how did you find someone or know about gay culture…

  13. NC Baller
    NC Baller November 15, 2012

    was the spending low back then?

    was it beacuse there was less general fear in the economic sector (small businesses) then now?

    was it because of the internet (or silicon valley) boom?

    or was it just plain luck whereas now we are unlucky?

    Interesting. I always heard taxes were high during the Clinton years.

    Maybe I should ask this to some business owners or does anyone have any links or proof?

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