The Changing Face of Technology 1991 – 2013

Can you remember what technology was like in 1991? If you were lucky enough to own a personal computer, it would have set you back £800 and offered little beyond basic word processing functionality. Mobile phones would ‘never catch on’ and those avant garde individuals that wanted one shelled out in excess of £1,000 for the privilege. Only a tiny fraction of the population (0.17%) used the Internet and those that did had to contend with a painfully slow Dial-Up connection, much to the annoyance of the other householders, who could not make a phone call until the line was free.

How things have changed. Today, three in every four people in the UK use the Internet and worldwide there are more mobile phones than there are people on the planet. From floppy disks to memory chips, take a trip down memory lane with this nostalgic infographic that compares technology in 1991 and the present day.

comparing technology today

Infographic courtesy of Abtec IT Network Solutions (http://www.abtecnet.com/).

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