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Timeline Outline ViewEra: 1990 - 2000   |   Theme: Computers & Society


1990The Electronic Frontier Foundation is Founded 1990Foundation of the Coalition for Networked Information November 12, 1990Berners-Lee Plans the World Wide Web November 13, 1990The First Web Page December 25, 1990The First Web Browser and Web Server 1991"Clearing the Way for Electronic Commerce" March 26 – March 28, 1991Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility August 6, 1991Berners-Lee Makes Web Server and Web Browser Software Available at No Cost October 29, 1991One of the First U.S. Cases in Cyberspace Law 1992The First Image Posted to the Web 1992The Internet Society 1992There are 50 Web Servers on the Internet 1993341,634 Percent Growth Rate on the Internet 1993Perhaps the First Law Review Symposium Dedicated to Cyberspace 1993Only About 2000 People in China Use the Internet 1993There are 250 Web Servers on the Internet April 1993 – July 1994The First Tablet Computer with Wireless Connectivity April 30, 1993CERN Releases Rights to World Wide Web Software May 1993The First Commercial Website with the First Online Advertising 1994There are 2500 Web Servers and 10,000 Websites 1994Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) January 1994One of the Earliest Blogs March 1994"Selling Wine without Bottles" March 12 – March 13, 1994The First Internet Cafe April 12, 1994Commercial Spaming Starts with the "Green Card Spam" July 1994 – July 1995Amazon.com is Founded August 16, 1994 – February 1995The IBM Simon Personal Communicator: The First Smartphone December 1994"From Webspace to Cyberspace": A Pioneering Cultural and Historical Work 1995Probably the First For-Profit Social Networking Site 1995There are Approximately 73,500 Servers; WWW is Generally Equated with the Internet April 7 – October 1, 1995"The Book and Beyond" Exhibition Takes Place August 9, 1995The Beginning of the "Dot-Com Bubble" 1996There are 100,000 Websites 1996A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace April 1997There are 1,000,000 Websites May 11, 1997Kasparov Loses to Deep Blue: The First Time a Human Chess Player Loses to a Computer Under Tournament Conditions 1998The Cluetrain Manifesto 1998"You've Got Mail", a Movie about Love, Email, and the Book Trade October 12, 1998The Digital Millenium Copyright Act 1999Computers Have Not Caused a Reduction in Paper Usage or Printing 1999The Matrix: Referencing Cyberpunk and Hacker Cultures 1999"The Internet of Things" June 1, 1999The Napster Sharing Service for MP3 Files is Launched 2000The Size of the Internet in 2000 2000
The front cover of Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig.
Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace
March 10, 2000
The Netscape logo
Climax of the Dot-Com Bubble
September 2000There are 20,000,000 Websites on the Internet. December 28, 2000Safeguarding Internet Security in China