It is generally regarded that the internet first came online for anyone to use in 1996; of course, there was the internet before this date but only for certain organisations. So if we that internet back in 1996 and compare it to the internet of today what are going to see?
Well as someone who remembers those early pioneering days an awful lot, simply because broadband did not exist and pages were created using HTML, mainly by hand, I know because I used to do that and very cool it was too!
Today the internet is for everyone; anybody can access it and get up to speed in no time at all. This infographic shows the distinct difference between webpage’s in 1996 to webpage’s in 2011, the older pages have a certain retro cool look and feel, but I would not give up the internet of today for anything.
Source [Izi Smile]