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