So, what happened in 1998? What was that stunning new technology that hit the market, causing all types of .dll-related problems that just had to be solved?
It all began with this screensaver on a Windows 95 machine:
I went to a friend of mine that had this really cool 3D screensaver on his computer. Can you imagine a 3D Screensaver!? That was amazing! I got the screensaver on a 3.5 inch floppy disk and tried to install it on my computer. But then suddenly…
To begin with, the web was spun by a smaller spider, that’s for sure. Fewer sites and fewer options is reflected in the comparably low user ratings. In 1998, about 3.5% of the world’s population were online, today it’s well over 30%.
Interconnectivity between people and sites is greater, social media has exploded on the market, and designs are more flexible than ever. For instance, our web address started out at a local host in Sweden and an early version looked like this: