The 1995 Blog

1995: The year the future began

What ‘Time’ forgot in its look back to 1995

“Does 1995 feel like just yesterday or a lifetime ago?” Time magazine asked in a recent writeup online that offered a puzzling look back at 1995. Puzzling for what Time … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 11 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

What did the ’90s mean?

The National Geographic Channel’s series about the 1990s began quite poorly but became rather better during its three installments, the last of which aired Tuesday night. But in the end, … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 11 Comments

The ’90s deserve better

The 1990s deserve better. Deserve better than the erratic, schlocky, and often-trivial episode that the National Geographic Channel served up last night, in the first of three installments of a … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 38 Comments

Why 1995?

So why a book about 1995? What made that year that special? Fair questions. And the answers are compelling. Nineteen-ninety five, the topic of my forthcoming book, was a watershed … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 94 Comments

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