Just as four years ago I projected solar growth ten years ahead, a quarter century ago I projected Internet growth ten years into the future:
Graph: A Naive Projection of the Growth of the Internet, John S. Quarterman, Matrix News 2.2, MIDS, February 1992.
From 7.7 million Internet users in 1992, I projected the exponential growth of the previous few years ahead a decade, to about 3.8 billion people in 2002.
How close was that estimate? Continue reading