Tuesday, April 15, 2003

A decade of browsing

Mosaic, developed 1993 by Jon Mittelhauser , Marc Andreessen and a bunch of 20ish kids is 10 years old.

Browsers created a social revolution. And as with any social revolution, the applications demanded and cherished by the masses were something the acads never dreamed about.

Now, half a billion people have net access. 66% of adults in US are online. 75% of users use Email and 40% use Instant messaging.

What has the browser done ?

1.Expectation transparency : Everything is available out there and is more accessible than todays Newspaper

2. teenagers often rely on Web communities to socialize


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