A bit OT - Urban Myths?
paul at iconoplex.co.uk
Wed Jul 16 16:48:03 BST 2003
On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 04:12:59PM +0100, Paul Richards wrote:
> Since we're never going to agree on something as ephemeral as the start
Paul, you should know by now I rarely agree on *anything*. :-)
> 1984 DNS system introduced, number of hosts 1000
I thought FTP'ing /etc/hosts around was prevalent until much later than
> 1988 Internet work infects ~6000 of the 60,000 thousand hosts.
> 1995 Start of .com bubble, registration of domain names is no longer
> free, main US backbone now routed through interconnected providers.
I don't agree with that! :-) .com I think started in 97 proper. And the
domain registration thing went commercial earlier didn't it?
> 1996 33.6 and 56k modems become available. MCI upgrades US backbone from
> 155 to 622Mbps
I thought X2/K56 didn't turn up until around '97. And I could have sworn
33.6 were around in '95. My head has gone all wobbly.
> One interesting tidbit, which shows the madness of the .com boom. In
> 1997 business.com was sold for $150,000, which seemed outrageous enough
> when I read it. In 1999 it was sold again for $7.5million !!
I once tried buying akita.com for the company I was working for at the time.
The guy wanted $5,000. We passed.
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