THE NUMBERS ALONG MEMORY LANE
38 million Internet users; 3,000 Web sites worldwide; 35% of U.S. schools wired
GPS satellites fully functional
Web grows at a 341,634% annual rate
eBay and Yahoo founded.
The first macro virus is discovered in a Word document.
The number of Net hosts exceeds 9 million.
71,618 Usenet newsgroups.
Google officially opens its doors, about two years after founders Larry Page and Sergey
Brin begin developing a search engine.
Online retailers register $5.3 billion in sales.
304 million people have access to the Net.
30 million Web sites exist.
Osama bin Laden No. 1 searched on Google in October.
Apple unveils the iPod.
Verizon launches first high-speed 3G cell network.
Friendster social networking site founded.
Wal-Mart tells its suppliers to put RFID tags on all pallets by 2005.
Hewlett-Packard ships 1 million digital cameras each quarter, double the previous year.
One millionth BlackBerry e-mail device sold.
Google indexes 4.2 billion Web pages.
800 million Internet users, 100 million songs downloaded from iTunes; 99% of U.S. public
Final scare with the net used as care, we survived the tsunami and proved the interNet
works on a global scale
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