How old the Internet is ?
The Internet caught the public's fancy in 1993-94.
Originally noncommercial in nature and without much funding or central management, it was simply a linkup of diverse computer networks based at academic or research centers. Then software companies introduced products to make the Internet easier to use, on-line services opened gateways into it, and personal computer users became able to sign on.
As people began to grasp the Internet's possibilities -- spurred by a Washington champion, Vice President Al Gore -- the user count expanded phenomenally. Intrigued by all the activities they could carry on in cyberspace, computer buffs spent hours exploring the Net just for fun.
Jim Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics and Netscape voice ...more