14 ways the world was different the day the World Wide Web was born

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On August 23, 1991 - 25 years ago - the World Wide Web was made public for the first time. Our world was very different back then. How different? Let's take a look ...

1. Hong Kong was still a British colony.

2. George H. W. Bush was President of the United States.

3. This is what computers looked like.

4. This is what mobile phones looked like.

5. Believe it or not, this was the hairstyle that was IN.

6. VHS tapes were still widely used.

7. Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which coined the phrase “Hasta la vista, baby!” was released in 1991 and became that year’s highest grossing film.

8. Super Nintendo game consoles came out that summer.

9. The first Sonic The Hedgehog game was released in 1991 too.

10. Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Chicago Bulls won the first of their six NBA titles.

11. Nirvana’s classic song Smells Like Teen Spirit was released, starting the grunge era of the 90s.

12. Beauty and the Beast was released in cinemas.

13. As was The Silence of the Lambs, which wins an Oscar for Best Picture, and haunts many dreams still.

14. None of us cadets were born yet.

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