The internet has become so ingrained in and essential to our daily lives, it’s almost impossible for us to imagine life without it – and in fact, a lot of us never have had a life without it.
The world wide web (aka the “www.” in front of every website) was created in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist. But it didn’t really become a household thing until the ’90s (Google wasn’t even invented until 1998).
From putting stores out of business to making entire technologies obsolete, the internet changed life as we know it. Check out 15 things you’ll only remember if you were around before the world wide web.