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In this memo I want to make clear that our focus on the Internet is crucial to every part of our business. However a phenomena grew up around the IBM PC that made it a key element of everything that would happen for the next 15 years.The Internet is the most important single development to come along since the IBM PC was introduced in 1981. Companies that tried to fight the PC standard often had good reasons for doing so but they failed because the phenomena overcame any weaknesses that resisters identified.It is even more important than the arrival of the graphical user interface (GUI). The Internet Today The Internet's unique position arises from a number of elements.TCP/IP protocols that define its transport level support distributed computing and scale incredibly well.HTML with extensions will be the standard that defines how information will be presented.Various extensions to HTML, including content enhancements like tables, and functionality enhancements like secure transactions, will be widely adopted in the near future.In the next 20 years the improvement in computer power will be outpaced by the exponential improvements in communications networks.The combination of these elements will have a fundamental impact on work, learning and play.
Although other protocols on the Internet will continue to be used (FTP, Gopher, IRC, Telnet, SMTP, NNTP).
Great software products will be crucial to delivering the benefits of these advances.
Both the variety and volume of the software will increase.
Most important is that the Internet has bootstrapped itself as a place to publish content.
It has enough users that it is benefiting from the positive feedback loop of the more users it gets, the more content it gets, and the more content it gets, the more users it gets.
The Internet is at the forefront of all of this and developments on the Internet over the next several years will set the course of our industry for a long time to come.