WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, May 22nd. We take for granted the many entertainment options so readily at hand because of the World Wide Web. Yet it can bring you up short when you realize how new this experience is. It was just 24 years ago on this date that a movie was digitized and loaded onto the internet. In 1993, just under 23 percent of U.S. households had computers, and a negligible number accessed the internet with early browsers, searching a mere 130 websites. As theoretically infinite as it is, the internet doesn't suffer from lack of kinetic content. Across the U.S., there are over 14,000 film and video production establishments, employing around 215,000 people. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 5521
1993 home computers/Figure 1:
1993 websites/accessed 3/8/2017:
Film & video production/NAICS 512110:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau