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The 1990s decade

mike
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Post by mike on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 2:37 pm

The internet took hold, the National Lottery was launched (1994), 24-hour shopping and Sunday trading.

Population

1991
Population of Britain = 58 million

Population from 1991

Homes and household goods

Mobile phones, dishwashers, personal computers, mobile phones, widescreen TVs, DVDs and digital cameras.

Virtually 100% of homes had a washing machine

Mobile phones became smaller, cheaper and more popular.

Computers

1990
The World Wide Web/Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML) created by Tim Berners-Lee.

1991
World Wide Web first available to the public

1991
Three million computers connected to the Internet

1993
The pentium processor invented

1994
Sony Playstation launched

1996
Ten million computers connected to the Internet

1998
130 million web users in the world

Music

Britpop
This was the general name given in the 1990s to a new wave of successful British bands who made a big impact in the United States and Europe, as well as in England. The most successful have been Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Massive Attack and The Spice Girls.

Fashion

1991 Puffa jackets
1992 Showing your pants
1993 Body piercing
1994 Wonder bra
1995 Slogan t-shirts
1996 Stack trainers
1997 Body Art
1998 Sarongs

Transport

Britain drew closer to Europe when the Channel Tunnel rail service began in 1995.
Date

Invention

Inventor
1991 The digital answering machine
1994 GPS (completed) I. Getting / B. Parkinson
1996 The 56K modem Dr. Brent Townshend

mike
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Post by mike on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 2:44 pm

My first computer think it was early 90s still have it somewhere

Amiga 1200




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Post by Eilis on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 2:54 pm

you really are a little pack rat aren't you lol do you get rid of anything? Smile
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Post by mike on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 3:01 pm

Eilis wrote:you really are a little pack rat aren't you lol do you get rid of anything? Smile

I had to when i met Nancy she wanted to use the bedroom for sleeping,i had my magazines stored in there 20 years of safer motoring (cazz will know that one)amateur photographer,sailing mags,camping mags,and fishing mags,three large trailer loads to the recycle unit The 1990s decade 9639063
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Post by Helen on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 4:47 pm

I married John 1990 Shocked

Passed my driving test affraid

Robert Maxwell was either pushed or jumped off a yacht in Los Christianos Tennerife following the pension scandal



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Post by vickoir on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 4:52 pm

1992 left school and joined navy age 16
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Post by Helen on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 4:53 pm

My Dandy was built cheers cheers cheers
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Post by mike on Sun 30 Oct 2011, 4:54 pm

vickoir wrote:1992 left school and joined navy age 16

We know who pushed him then Very Happy

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