Fun 1999 Facts
Cities have grown and technological empires have been won and lost.
In ’99, Billy Mitchell, played Pac-Man for six hours non-stop to reach the 256th screen and achieve a perfect score of 3,333,360. Pac-Man was released in 1980.
In ’99, Hackers revealed a security flaw in Hotmail that permitted anybody to log into any Hotmail account using the password ‘eh’. At the time it was called “the most widespread security incident in the history of the Web”.
In ’99, The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 11,000 for the first time.
In ’99, Internet Explorer version 5 was released
In ’99, MySpace, blogger.com, Paypal, and Napster were launched.
In ’99, facebook, youtube, twitter, and flickr were all at least 3 years from launch.
In ’99, Cost of a Superbowl ad: $1.6MM. Now: 5MM
There are over 1 Billion websites on the web today. In 1999, there were less than 20,000.
Today, over 75% of all websites are “parked” and not active.