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The 1990s saw the birth of the mobile working culture that is prevalent today.
Bulky laptops started to become more common, mobile phone ownership rocketed — to half of the UK population by the end of the decade — and the PalmPilot popularised the concept of a handheld PC.
The barrier to using PCs was lowered as refinements to operating systems and more intuitive GUIs made them increasingly easier to use, with Microsoft introducing the Start-based desktop familiar today with the release of Windows 95.
The World Wide Web first became available to the public in 1991 and by 1996 more than nine million people were connected to the internet, with email and internet use spreading throughout workplaces during the latter half of the 1990s.
An early Nokia mobile phone.
The once-ubiquitous fax machine.