The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

‘The Internet? Bah!’ Classic off-target essay appeared 20 years ago

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the publication date of a commentary about the Internet so breathtakingly off target that it has become something of an online cult classic. The … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 10 Comments

Dow opening today at record: Reminiscent of 1995

The Dow Jones Industrial Average opens this morning at an all-time record high, having topped 18,140 points in trading Friday. It’s faintly reminiscent of the Dow’s cracking another barrier, that … Continue reading

February 23, 2015

Part Two: Interview takes up scandal, and ’90s ‘zeitgeist’

My interview with Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of┬áReason.com and Reason TV, took up the affair between President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky — a furtive and improbable dalliance … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 10 Comments

Part One: Highlights of ‘1995’ interview with Reason.com

Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, recently spoke with me about my latest book, 1995: The Year the Future Began. The video and the transcript of the interview … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 11 Comments

20 years on: Recalling O.J.’s wretched bestseller

Claiming top spot on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list 20 years ago was a wretched, narcissistic little book nominally written by O.J. Simpson, who then was on trial … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 5 Comments