In 12 months number of Internet host computers goes from 1 million to 10 million
Ebay started the online auction and shopping website
First version of the Java programming language released.
1996 Nokia Communicator
Inventions in 1996
The average house cost $140,000
Equivalent today: $195,235
The average car cost $16,300
Equivalent today: $22,731
The average wage was $25,914
Equivalent today: $36,138
1996 Wind up Radio
Trevor Baylis's original prototype included a small transistor radio, an electric motor from a toy car, and the clockwork mechanism from a music box.