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The rise of the Internet has been one of the most remarkable stories of technology adoption in history. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, let’s look back at what life was like prior to the internet. Remember things like floppy disks – 2.88 MB of info all in one neat place? How many did you own? Careful, you might be dating yourself. As we look back, let’s reminisce about simpler times. Or were they?

How do you think technology will change our lives in the next 25 years? Share your vision using the hashtag #Next25.

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  1. 1. VHS Tape: As much as $70 in the 80s 25thBirthday,Happy Internet! The rise of the Internet has been one of the most remarkable stories of technology adoption in history. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, let’s look back at what life was like prior to the Internet. Remember things like the floppy disk with 2.88 MB of info all in one neat place? How many did you own? Careful, you might be dating yourself. As we look back, let’s reminisce about simpler times. Or were they? How do you think technology will change our lives in the next 25 years? Share your vision. #Next25 Typical Office Life on March 11, 1989—the day before the Internet was born... Mobile Phone: Weighed 8 pounds and cost $2,500 Fax Machine: Average cost in 1989 - $2,000 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Cup of Coffee: Cost about 39¢ in 1989 break time Phone Book: Jenny’s number - 867-5309 1989 Sandwich Recipe: Rye bread, Dijon mustard, arugula, olive oil, sardines and a hard-boiled egg Rubik’s® Cube: There are 43 quintillion ways to arrange the cubes Don’t get left in the past, visit us today at www.pb.com Macintosh SE/30: $6,500 introductory price with 128 MB of RAM 3.5” Floppy Disk: Held 2.88 MB of data Typewriter:Starting to be displaced by PCs and word processors in the late 1980s

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