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Internet World - State of the Net

Author
edited by Michael Neubarth
Publisher / Label
Mecklermedia ltd
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
1995
Type of publication
Magazine
Issue number
NOVEMBER 1995 Volume 6 Number 11
Number of pages
142

Index

contents 

NOVEMBER 1995 Volume 6•Number 11 

THE UNFOLDING NET 
The Internet's massive growth is driving innovation and raising new issues. 
BY RICHARD W. WIGGINS   42 

INTERNET '95 
The latest growth stats, online commerce studies, and user surveys tell the story  
BY CYNTHIA BOURNELLIS   47 

FORGING AHEAD 
There are plenty of technical, commercial, and social challenges to meet  
BY JEFFREY PAYNE AND DAVID POOL   55 

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF USENET 
With a rise in rudeness and cluelessness, Usenet may be a victim of the Net's success. 
BY JOEL FURR  58 

AUGERING THE MATRIX 
George Gilder talks about the Internet's growth, meaning, and future direction. 
BY JEFF UBOIS  62 

POP, FIZZ, AND DANCE 
Java and VRML are new graphics technologies that will alter the state of the Net  
BY DAVE TUBBS   72 

VRML IN ACTION 
The first wave of VRML viewers and applications are being demonstrated. 
BY GARY WELZ  82 

PUMP UP THE JAM 
Dial-up users need larger amounts of bandwidth to attain Net satisfaction. 
BY SHARON EISNER GILLETT   85 

PERSONAL TOUCH 
Hosting chat forums can help Web publishers build communities of interest. 
BY RICHARD SELTZER 89

THE INTERNET: A GLOBAL LOOK 
The Net beyond North America—an Introduction 
BY MICHAEL NEUBARTH   94 

POWER AND PRIVILEGE 
The Internet in Europe 
BY BRENT GREGSTON  96

NEW LIFELINES 
The Internet in Africa  
BY WILLIAM WRESCH   102

DRAGONS AT THE GATES 
The Internet in China 
BY STEVEN SCHVVANICERT   109 

COVER ILLUSTRATION BY' DYNAMIC DUO; DESIGN BY CAROLE ERGER-FASS