To Putin and Zoom: how quarantine would look 20 years ago

In Russia top-level domain .SU (eng. Soviet Union – Soviet Union) appeared in 1990, and the domain .RU registered four years later. But before the informational rue, which today represents the runet, was still oh how far. In Russia and neighboring countries in 2000 in 2000, in almost the only way to connect to the Internet, a dial-up-up-Up dial-up service was switched to a computer using a common telephone network, connect to the access server. Worked either phone or internet. The speed of such a connection in the theory was 56 kbps, but in practice due to the interference and the quality of the modem itself did not exceed 30 kbps, and even 15 kbps fell to 15 kbps at all. For comparison: today the minimum comfort speed of the modern home Internet is an average of 8 Mbps, it is 8 192 kbps, that is, 146 times the maximum possible Dial-Up.

Naturally, with such speed, sites and email be loaded with millennia, and YouTube, it appears not in 2006, but much earlier, it would be irritated by terrible "brakes".

No mobile Internet, there are button phones, SMS up to 70 characters and expensive MMS messages. But let’s say you found the perfect communication line, connected. You are on the Internet, congratulations. Before Facebook appears for another four years, "In contact" wait for a whole six years, and Instagram is all ten. From the entire range of modern social networks in 2000 there was only Our website, which is now all forgotten, but at the beginning of zero he was at the peak of popularity. Entertainment portals Also not much – the sensational chat "Cot.RU "," Anecdote.ru »yes small thematic forums. The main newspapers in RuNet at that time – "Coffee Hall", "Newspaper.RU ", Sports.RU and Site RosbusinessConsulting (RBC). Do not raise.

Internet commerce in 2000 in the state of the embryo. Online hypermarket on the delivery of products to the house "ULKONOS" just appeared on the light, preparing similar services for large networks "Crossroads" and "7 continent". Ozon is already working.RU and Butik.Ru. The problem is that the product services are sharpened exclusively to Moscow and the region, other sites only work out the shipping schemes throughout the country. And no Delivery Club and Yandex.Food – About food delivery services from cafes and restaurants think no earlier than ten years.

To Putin and Zoom how quarantine would look 20 years ago

Distance learning in Russia officially appeared in 1997, when the order No. 1050 of the Ministry of Education of Russia was published, which allows for the experiment of distance learning. But only in 2005, the legally remote education was equated with full-time. Therefore, in 2000, with the introduction of a rigid quarantine due to a pandemic, schoolchildren would have made extraordinary holidays, or loaded parents with home learning.

By the way, about parents. Work at home for them from the field of fiction, for many in 2000, which is tightly tied to the workplace and computer, than now. In addition, the non-cash payment system is not so common, as in our days, salaries are paid mainly in cash, and the payment terminals are far from each trading point. So to go to work accurately.

And what about the control of people on quarantine? Today, the recognition system is working. Only on the entrances of high-rise buildings in the capital, more than 100 thousand cameras were installed, 25 thousand in the courtyards. Add public transportation, underground transitions and cameras on urban lighting masts. Active control is developing quickly, today "grazing" people on quarantine is not difficult. But it was not always so.

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