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What is a covenant marriage?
What is a covenant marriage?

First adopted in Louisiana in 1997 as an effort to control divorce rates and protect children, covenant marriages are an option presented to a couple before they wed that makes it more difficult to end the union. Understanding a Covenant Marriage A covenant marriage is simply a formal or solemn agreement. The term is often […]

What does a pre-marital agreement cost?
What does a pre-marital agreement cost?

A pre-marital agreement is a legal document created by a couple in order to determine who will get what in the event of a divorce. The cost of drafting and legalizing such a contract will vary depending on your chosen method, but you can generally expect to pay a small lawyer’s fee and perhaps a […]

Do you have the correct car insurance ?
Do you have the correct car insurance ?

Plug-in devices that monitor aspects of an auto insurance customer’s driving are nothing new. And it’s nearly impossible to miss the commercials touting the savings that good drivers might enjoy if they try out their carrier’s usage-based programs. But what is still only whispered about are the potential downsides: surcharges for bad driving. Most auto […]

1992 – The Internet Society (ISOC)
1992 – The Internet Society (ISOC)

The Internet becomes such a part of the computing establishment that a professional society forms to guide it on its way. The Internet Society (ISOC), with Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn among its founders, validates the coming of age of inter-networking and its pervasive role in the lives of professionals in developed countries. The IAB […]

1991 – The net’s dramatic growth
1991 – The net’s dramatic growth

The net’s dramatic growth continues with NSF lifting any restrictions on commercial use. Interchanges form with popular providers such as UUNET and PSInet. Congress passes the Gore Bill to create the National Research and Education Network, or NREN initiative. In another sign of popularity, privacy becomes an ‘issue,’ with proposed solutions such as PGP (Pretty […]

Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf at CNRI hold the first Gigabit (1000Mbps)
Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf at CNRI hold the first Gigabit (1000Mbps)

The number of hosts increases from 80,000 in January to 130,000 in July to over 160,000 in November!Australia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom join the Internet. Commercial e-mail relays start between MCIMail through CNRI and Compuserve through Ohio State. The Internet Architecture Board reorganizes again reforming the IETF […]

1990 – ARPANET formally shuts down
1990 – ARPANET formally shuts down

ARPANET formally shuts down. In twenty years, ‘the net’ has grown from 4 to over 300,000 hosts. Countries connecting in 1990 include Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Greece, India, Ireland, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland. Several search tools, such as ARCHIE, Gopher, and WAIS start to appear. Institutions like the National Library of Medicine, Dow […]

Upgrade of the NSFNET backbone to T1 completes
Upgrade of the NSFNET backbone to T1 completes

The upgrade of the NSFNET backbone to T1 completes and the Internet starts to become more international with the connection of Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In the US more regionals spring up – Los Nettos and CERFnet both in California. In addition, Fidonet, a popular traditional bulletin board system (BBS) joins […]

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