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Best of the 'Net - 1997

Written By: Joel Baglien
Posted: 2/28/2013

The year is 1997 the Internet is going like gang-busters - that big nasty tech sector meltdown is years away.  So what was popular on the 'Net all those years ago?

  • Netscape 3.0 and Internet Explorer 4.0 were in a head to head battle for web browser dominance
  • Top Sites of 1997 - Netscape, Yahoo!, Microsoft
  • Top Corporate Sites - United Parcel Service, Nike, and Federal Express
  • Coolest Sites - Expedia.com and the Onion.com
  • Chat Champions - Rosie O'Donnell (AOL), George Clooney (Prodigy)
  • Top Multiplayer Game - Duke Nukem 3D, Dark Sun Online, Quake
  • 31% of CIOs planned to increase Internet spending in 1998
  • 20 million Americans consider the Inetrnet "indispensible"
  • A Gateway desktop computer powered by an Intel 300 MHz Pentium II, 64MB RAM, 8.4GB hard drive with all the bells and whistles a gamer could desire cost a cool $5000.  Today's Value?  Unless you are a collector, the right answer is "boat anchor"!


Source:  Yahoo! Internet Life, vol 4, issue 1, January 1998

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