The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

Nobel Prize: Recognizing the 1995 discovery of the first exoplanet

Twenty-four years ago, an unassuming Swiss astrophysicist named Michel Mayor took the floor at a conference in Florence, Italy, to announce the discovery of an exoplanet — a planet orbiting … Continue reading

October 20, 2019

The 1995 Blog turns five: A look back at five top posts

The 1995 Blog was launched five years ago today, in the run-up to publication of my book, 1995: The Year the Future Began. The blog has served to promote the … Continue reading

July 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Checking out ‘Captain Marvel’s over-the-top, 1995-throwback Web site

Anyone familiar with the clunky early Web, vintage 1995, will be surely amused by the retro design features Marvel Studios has built into its site promoting the forthcoming Captain Marvel … Continue reading

February 13, 2019

Remembering Alta Vista — ‘high-speed’ search for the early Web

It was the go-to search engine of the early Web, and it was launched 20 years ago today. The pioneer was Alta Vista, and its technology of using spiders to … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 8 Comments

Recalling the quaint early struggles to describe the Web

With considerable uncertainty and obvious tentativeness, news outlets 20 years ago struggled to describe the then-new phenomenon of the World Wide Web. Their tentativeness seems quaint nowadays, and a bit … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 27 Comments

Recalling the ‘coolness’ of the early Web

Debate flares from time to time about just what the World Wide Web was really like in the mid-1990s, a pivotal time when Internet-awareness became a reality. Is it best … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 57 Comments

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