The Internet of 1981, Today [ VIDEO ]
What kills me about this video is when they mention the estimated 2,000 – 3,000 computer users in the bay area. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 1981 San Francisco had a population of 686,915 people. That means in 1981 that only 1/3 of 1% of the people in San Francisco had a personal computer. Next to no one, actually.
It’s insane to think how much computer technology has grown and become such a huge part of our daily lives in the past 30 years. Frightening, almost.