I’ve been feeling curious about when I first used a web browser. I’ve lost most of my email from before 1997 or so, but fortunately, Google (as usual) has the answer: June of 1993. That’s slightly over 10 years ago; in the decade since then, everyone has used a web browser. My cell phone has a web browser. My grandmother sends me email, my parents have multiple computers, my siblings IM me from time to time, and swap gift lists for the kids online, and as often as not have Amazon deliver the gifts.
At the time, it didn’t seem like things were changing all that quickly, but in the aggregate, we’ve seen huge changes in just a single decade. The next one should be interesting.