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Re: Theos-World Interesting statistics

Nov 10, 1999 04:12 PM
by Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> At 08:17 AM 11/10/1999 -0500, Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> >       I didn't see Doss' original message, but:
> >
> >       A) The personal computer was invented in 1976; it had not reached 10
> >million households by 1983.
>    Want to add a couple of years; fine with me.
> >
> >       B) When the Internet was 4 years old, it had not reached ANY
> >households. While household access to the Internet was indirectly
> >available by the mid '80's (via BBS's with Internet connections) even
> >those hadn't reached 10 million households. America Online (who likes to
> >pretend that it is the Internet) didn't even reach 10 million households
> >within 4 years of its creation (as a club for Commodore 64 users). In
> >fact, it took the Internet on the order of 30-35 years to reach 10
> >million households.
> >
> Internet was a closed system until recently in that I as a private citizen
> did not have access to it till a couple of year ago. Viewed from that point
> of view, I think the statistics may be on target.

	I, as a private person, had Internet access in 1985, via several free
dial-in (telnet) services available in New York at the time.

	Bart Lidofsky

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