Exactly 25 years ago was 1995, but fewknows what he was famous for and what special happened this year. However, it was then that many things were invented or presented, without which we simply could not imagine our life then. Some of them grew into something new, giving him a completely different impulse, while the other part survived to this day in an unchanged form, proving their revolutionism. There were other years when important discoveries were made or revolutionary products were produced, but it was in 1995 that the stars and geniuses somehow came together so that they could create something truly outstanding. Something I want to talk about even after a quarter of a century.
1995 can really be considered something veryimportant in today's digital world. An explosive increase in the number of sites alone was worth it. In 1994, there were 2,700, and in 1995 it was already 23,500. Growth continued to grow exponentially, but it was 1995 that did everything so that we now have what we have. In this article, we will talk about people who have contributed to this and perpetuated their names in the world of high technology.
- 1 What Jeff Bezos Started
- 2 First Pixar Cartoon
- 3 Windows 95 and Bill Gates Prophecy
- 4 First Internet Search Engine
- 5 What else was done in 1995
What Jeff Bezos Started
If you surfed the Internet in 1995, youcould stumble upon a novelty - an online bookstore, which began operating in July, declaring itself the "largest bookstore on Earth." It was run by Seattle-based startup Amazon.com, led by 31-year-old Jeff Bezos, who resigned as vice president of the Wall Street hedge fund. By the end of that year, Amazon had customers all over the country and even in other countries.
About 18 months after Amazonopened his own business, Bezos showed reporters his warehouse, which was hardly technological. He talked about how he selects novels for reading and showed off a website that was far from what we see now. Then he was worried and was glad that he was able to achieve a good result so quickly. He did not yet know what awaited him next.
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The first cartoon studio Pixar
Steve Jobs didn’t always work for Apple, a companywhich he founded in the early years of the birth of personal computers. Dismissed from Apple, he spent more than ten years in exile (from 1985 to 1997), but did not mess around.
He ran Next, first creatingvery expensive computers, and then focusing on software. He was also the main investor and subsequently owner of the Pixar animation studio, which in late 1995 released the legendary Toy Story (Toy Story) cartoon. It was the first full-length computer animated film. The cartoon was incredibly popular and liked by millions of people.
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And at about the same time, also in 1995, the studio went public and raised $ 140 million in investments. At this point, Jobs became a billionaire, and at the same time received the post of CEO.
On this occasion, in early 1996, he saidreporters that they are motivated by the desire to create products with which a person is not familiar, but he has the feeling that he already knows this well. Then Steve was 40 years old, and he died in 2011 at the age of 56 years.
Windows 95 and the Bill Gates Prophecy
Another event in 1995 was the release ofthe famous Windows 95, which stood on the lion's share of computers around the world. The novelty was introduced by Microsoft CEO and co-founder Bill Gates.
People already wanted to use the new Windows, but an advertising campaign was still launched, which cost $ 300 million. The ad was based on the song Rolling Stones Start Me Up.
Interestingly, that same year, Gates praisedthe advent of the Internet in our lives and called it the most important development since the release of the IBM PC in 1981. He also said that in the future, Internet pages will bring money, as partners will post their links to them. And now we have advertising banners that bring the money necessary for the existence of the site.
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First Internet Search Engine
The internet was new to most people in1995 year. There were no social networks, sites popular today, and even search engines, but someone had to systematize everything. And then two people appeared - Stanford University graduate students named Jerry Young and David Filo, who a year earlier created a catalog called "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web." Few have heard about this, but almost everyone knows about Yahoo. It was launched in March 1995. In the same year, they also added a search engine function to Yahoo.
All this was not a full-fledged search engine inthe current presentation, but it helped a lot to find the right pages - everything was cataloged. Interestingly, the partners began with an office in which there were a dozen computers and a network with a speed of 45 Mbit / s. But every day they added hundreds of sites to their directories.
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Even then, they understood that the Internet is changing very quickly and this must be consistent. Their search engine has not become the most-most, but is still very popular.
What else did in 1995
There were other interesting things in 1995. For example, the advent of Java, Craigslist, and even the release of the PlayStation. Although formally the console was released on December 3rd, 1994, it began to be sold in large quantities at the beginning of 1995.
People began to massively use Internet services, increasing their audience from 5 million in 1994 to 12 million in 1995. And also this year eBay appeared.
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Here was such a busy year for the worldtechnology industry. You can recall many more things, but this is enough to understand that the year has passed not in vain, and those who took part in this have much to be proud of. However, they received a monetary reward more than generous.