Re: Theos-World Interesting statistics
Nov 10, 1999 04:28 PM
At 07:12 PM 11/10/1999 -0500, 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
>> >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
You are really lucky being in NY. It took several years to travel to the
rest of the country/world.
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