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.
The World Wide Web/Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML) created by Tim Berners-Lee.
World Wide Web first available to the public
Three million computers connected to the Internet
The pentium processor invented
Sony Playstation launched
Ten million computers connected to the Internet
130 million web users in the world
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.
1991 Puffa jackets
1992 Showing your pants
1993 Body piercing
1994 Wonder bra
1995 Slogan t-shirts
1996 Stack trainers
1997 Body Art
Britain drew closer to Europe when the Channel Tunnel rail service began in 1995.
1991 The digital answering machine
1994 GPS (completed) I. Getting / B. Parkinson
1996 The 56K modem Dr. Brent Townshend