Throughout history the internet has had to adapt to ever changing times. In the beginning when the net was being used only for the military and academic purposes it only had to meet the needs of a very limited number of individuals. Now that use has been side lined in order to fit the needs of the masses. But where did all this growth come? The internet growth was supported in a number of ways during the 1990s. One of these events was a US summit in 1994 which was held by the US Vice President Al Gore ‘the first time a really major politician had acknowledged the potential of the Internet to change society.’ 1994 was a very important year in regard to the growth of the internet as it was the year that marketers took over and the internet became commercialised. I find it interesting how the internet took around 20 years to become so popular and yet today many of us couldn’t imagine life without it, going into a meltdown when we can’t get online or going into a coffee shop just because it has free Wi-Fi. Are we becoming too reliant on the net?