How did people communicate back in the 1990s?

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During the twentieth century people communicated much the same way as they do today.  There are advancements in the technology but we used mobile phones, land-line phones, e-mail, snail-mail and other types of communication.  Believe it or not we had electricity and everything way back in the 1990's.

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During the twentieth century people communicated much the same way as they do today.  There are advancements in the technology but we used mobile phones, land-line phones, e-mail, snail-mail and other types of communication.  Believe it or not we had electricity and everything way back in the 1990's.

"Between 1990 and 1997 the number of households that owned computers increased from 15 percent to 35 percent, and the amount spent by the average household on computers and associated hardware more than tripled."

"By 1999 more than three-quarters of the U.S. population was "plugged in" to the new digital society, and most Americans felt that technological advances were improving their quality of life."

Even with all of the new technology and faster communication, one of the things that the communities of the 1990's had that many today lack is verbal communication.  We talked to each other.  We didn't text everything we thought and blogs were not yet common.  We didn't Twitter, and we didn't have Facebook or Myspace.  When we were together at a party, ballgame, or public event we actually took the time to "unplug" and speak to each other.

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