What Inventions Happened in the 1990s?

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What Inventions Happened in the 1990s?
Computer-related inventions in the 1990s helped with better communication. (surface mount image by Steve Mann from Fotolia.com)

The 1990s was known not just for its pop culture music. It also was the decade when inventions made everyday communication easier. Inventions in the 1990s included items that helped the world communicate better. The 1990s were the time when advanced communication technology such as the creation of the World Wide Web took centre stage.

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Wide-area Pagers

Wide-area pagers were invented in 1990, and later that year about 22 million pagers were launched. A wide-area pager is a device that allowed users to access a wider or broader area for receiving pages instead of just the local area. This paging system developed 16 years after the first consumer pager called Motorola Page I was put on the market.

Pentium Processor

The Pentium Processor was invented in 1993. At the time of its launch by Intel, the processor contained 3.1 million transistors and was five times faster than the 486 processor. The Pentium was also a lot faster than the first microprocessor that was launched by Intel.

World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web. He created the first server, and in 1991 the World Wide Web came into existence. Berners-Lee first proposed in 1989 the creation of a global hypertext database. That meant that every package of data would have a "unique universal document identifier" (UDI).

A UDI also is known as "uniform resource locator" (URL). A URL is a given domain name or web address for a website. With this method, any computer network user could have access to the data. Berners-Lee used the Internet while creating the World Wide Web.

The Internet was a network of computers that sent information from one computer to another. Berners-Lee eventually created a collection of information that would be marked by a URL, connecting the information by hypertext links or a database of text and pictures and using the Internet to provide worldwide access to the information.

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