Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk
The internet as we know it now wasn't even available until 1989 and later once opened up for the general public following the end of the Cold War era. With the changes since we now have Globalization and a Global ecomony where the internet has played a tremendous role in commerce in general.
Order any pc parts lately? online likely! browse over some new product? online most likely on a product page. Bank online? Post a reply even to this article at SF! Online for sure!
from my previous post in this thread
True credit should be given to some English guy Tim Berners Lee back in 1989 .
A Belgian bloke (there are others besides "Hercule Poirot" BTW) Robert Cailliau also worked together with Tim at CERN in Switzerland to create a "Browsable" system whereby the user could connect at will. This was released in December 1989
so we're actually not quite there yet but near enough.
Internet was working (although with not so convenient browsers) back in 1989 after a fashion -- I remember at the time the fall of the Berlin wall (nov 1989) and the German re-unification (Mar 1990) were covered on the fledgling internet at the time as well as "traditional media".