Fun_People Archive
3 Jan
The Internet Index

Date: Mon,  3 Jan 94 02:39:36 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: The Internet Index

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 From: ranger::took::smartin (Sally J. Martin ZKO1-3/H18 DTN:381-0511)
 From:   SMAUG::TCPJON::"internet-mgmt-request" 17-DEC-1993 09:52:38.57

                          The Internet Index
                [format stolen from "Harper's Index"]
         Compiled by Win Treese (, 7/8/93
                           Revised: 12/16/93

            Annual rate of growth for Gopher traffic: 997%

      Annual rate of growth for World-Wide Web traffic: 341,634%

Average time between new networks connecting to the Internet: 10 minutes

Number of newspaper and magazine articles about the Internet during the
                 first nine months of 1993: over 2300

         Number of on-line coffeehouses in San Francisco: 18
 Cost for four minutes of Internet time at those coffeehouses: $0.25

Date of first known Internet mail message sent by a head of state: 2 March 1993
        (Sent by Bill Clinton, President of the United States)

Date on which first Stephen King short story published via the Internet before
                   print publication: 19 Sept 1993

      Number of mail messages carried by IBM's Internet gateways
                   in January, 1993: about 340,000

    Number of mail messages carried by Digital's Internet gateways
                     in June, 1993: over 700,000

           Advertised network numbers in July, 1993: 13,293
           Advertised network numbers in July, 1992:  5,739

     Date after which more than half the registered networks were
                       commercial: August, 1991

      Number of Internet hosts in Norway, per 1000 population: 5
  Number of Internet hosts in United States, per 1000 population: 4
          Number of Internet hosts in July, 1993: 1,776,000

Round-trip time from Digital CRL to in McMurdo, Antartica:
                           640 milliseconds
                          Number of hops: 18

Number of USENET articles posted on a typical day in February, 1993: 35,000
                    Number of megabytes posted: 44
                   Number of users posting: 80,000
                 Number of sites represented: 25,000

    Number of Silicon Valley real estate agencies advertising with
                      Internet mail addresses: 1

    Terabytes carried by the NSFnet backbone in February, 1993: 5

   Number of countries reachable by electronic mail: 137 (approx.)
 Number of countries not reachable by electronic mail: 99 (approx.)
               Number of countries on the Internet: 60

    Amount of time it takes for Supreme Court decisions to become
            available on the Internet: less than one day.

 Date of first National Public Radio program broadcast simultaneously
                     on the Internet: 21 May 1993

Percent of Boardwatch Top 100 BBS systems with Internet Connectivity: 21

      Number of people on the Internet who know you're a dog: 0

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []