Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Times They Are a-Changin'!

Battle of Gettysburg painting [Image] While not yet as ubiquitous as the television or as pervasive as the telephone, in the last twenty years, the Internet has climbed out of the obscurity of being a mere "researcher's tool" to the realm of a medium for the masses.
In March 2000, an estimated 304 million people around the world (including nearly 137 million users in the United States and Canada) had access to the Internet, up from 3 million estimated users in 1994. U.S. households with access to the Internet increased from 2 percent in 1994 to 26 percent in 1998, according to the National Science Board's (NSB) Science and Engineering Indicators 2000.
Eventually the Internet will make possible a broader and more in-depth experience than is currently available. "We're taking the computer from the two-dimensional 'desktop' metaphor and turning it into a three-dimensional 'shopping mall' model of interaction," says Tom DeFanti of the University of Illinois. "We want people to go into a computer and be able to perform multiple tasks just as they do at a mall, a museum, or even a university."

Did you spot the dates in that first paragraph? It's an interesting view back, (to not that many years ago) and at a view of the future. Explore more great information at the various links throughout The Internet: Changing The Way We Communicate and you'll clearly see why you must get aboard, now. Get in touch with Josh at today.

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