20 more fascinating facts from the Internet Index

The Internet Index is compiled by, copyrighted by, and used with permission of Win Treese (treese@openmarket.com) and updated every once in a while.
  1. Annual rate of growth for Gopher traffic: 997%
  2. Annual rate of growth for WWW traffic: 341,634%
  3. Average time between new networks connecting to the Internet: 10 minutes.
  4. Number of newspaper and magazine articles about the Internet during the first nine months of 1993: over 2300
  5. Number of on-line coffeehouses in San Francisco: 18
  6. Cost for four minutes of Internet time at those coffeehouses: $0.25
  7. Date of first Internet mail message sent by a US President: 2 March 1993 (Sent by Bill Clinton)
  8. Date on which first Stephen King short story published via the Internet before print publication: 19 Sept 1993
  9. Number of mail messages carried by IBM's Internet gateways in January, 1993: about 340,000
  10. Advertised network numbers in October, 1993: 16,533. Advertised network numbers in October, 1992: 7,505
  11. Date after which more than half the registered networks were commercial: August, 1991
  12. Number of Internet hosts in Norway, per 1000 population: 5. Number of Internet hosts in United States, per 1000 population: 4
  13. Round-trip time from MIT to mcmvax.mcmurdo.gov in McMurdo, Antarctica: 640 milliseconds. Number of hops: 18
  14. Number of Silicon Valley real estate agencies advertising with Internet mail addresses: 1
  15. Terabytes carried by the NSFnet backbone in February, 1993: 5
  16. Number of countries reachable by electronic mail: about 137. Number of countries not reachable by electronic mail: about 99. Number of countries on the Internet: 60.
  17. Amount of time it takes for Supreme Court decisions to become available on the Internet: less than one day.
  18. Date of first National Public Radio program broadcast simultaneously on the Internet: 21 May 1993
  19. Percent of Boardwatch Top 100 BBS systems with Internet Connectivity: 21
  20. Number of people on the Internet who know you're a dog: 0

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