Here's a graph I hadn't seen before. Browser usage from 1996-2009:


Just look at all those people! (Still only a sixth of the world is online though...)

I'm old enough to remember using CompuServe in the early 90's before the web came along, dialling into its proprietary 'forums' which looked much like the web does now but had to be accessed through their own software. Thank god html and www came along, else we might still be stuck using different software for different websites. Hooray for open standards.

This post was originally on LiveJournal.