Party like it’s 1994

CNN must be having a very slow news day. I quote*:

The Internet transforms modern life!

In 1994, people had to call the bank to check their balances. Or inquire in person, or wait for a paper statement to arrive in the mail. Baseball box scores were found in the newspaper. Weather forecasts came over the phone from the weather bureau, or on TV. Back then, most Americans still had to lick a stamp to send mail.

Then along came the Internet, and an experimental browser called Mosaic, followed by an improved browser from Netscape. And if you had a computer, you discovered a new way to this cool, new thing called the World Wide Web.

The Internet? Is that thing still around**?

*I hereby claim 'fair use' of the above copyrighted material and do not of course condone any technology or system that could theoretically be used to disseminate copyrighted material, including but not limited to: P2P networks, the World Wide Web, VCRs, iPods, telephones, paper, semaphore, speech.
**(c)"kevin", user comment on boingboing.net. I hereby claim 'fair use' of the above copyrighted material and do not of course condone any technology or system that could theoretically be used to disseminate copyrighted material, including but not limited to: P2P networks, the World Wide Web, VCRs, iPods, telephones, paper, semaphore, speech. (That should get the RIAA off my back for now).

Cennydd Bowles