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ACS Canberra 50th Anniversary - reflect on the past and look forward to the future - part 4

Friday, 04 Sep 2015

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The 1990’s were a significant era for change and developments in the ICT industry, within Canberra and around the world. A rapid growth in investment and use of ICT occurred in the 1990’s with 50 per cent of Canberra firms using computers, and 30 per cent having access to the Internet between 1993 and 1994. This figure soon grew and by 1996 nearly all large Canberra firms used computers.

Whilst the local ICT industry experienced change over this decade, the rest of the world also saw many milestones. In 1990 the World Wide Web was launched by Tim Berners – Lee, who developed HyperText Markup Language (HTML). In the same year Windows 3.0 was introduced to the market allowing users to run large graphical applications.

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In 1993 the first graphical Internet browser was introduced called the Mosaic Web Browser. A tremendous progression in ICT, it was the first software that allowed graphical access to the Internet’s content. The mid to late 1990’s saw the introduction of Yahoo in 1994, and in 1996 Hotmail was launched, changing the way many Internet users communicated over email.

The milestone year for ICT was 1998 with the launch of Google and Windows 98. Google was created by two PhD Stanford University students in California, and celebrated reaching 1 billion unique visitors in 2011. 


In celebration of these achievements in the 1990’s and throughout the 50 years the Canberra Computer Society has been established, ACS Canberra will be holding the ACS Canberra Branch 2015 Conference, and 50th Anniversary Dinner.

The ACS Canberra Branch 2015 Conference will be held on the 9th September 2015 and is celebrating 50 years. We are proud to announce that the keynote speakers for this event will be Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Australian Science Commentator and author, Stefan Hajkowicz from CSIRO Australia, and Chris Vein CEO of Dome Advisory Services.

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