- According to the August 15th 1994 issue of Newsweek, unnamed record companies
have been paying some posters on Usenet music newsgroups to praise
the companies' new releases.
- In September 1994, NYNEX (the Tri-state and New England phone
company) initiated dialing changes that would increase the number of
possible area codes and exchanges (formerly, area codes were
designated by #1# or #0#, and exchanges excluded these possiblities).
In a letter to customers, NYNEX explained the action: The original
dialing system had been expected to last well into the next
millennium. The folks who planned the phone system, however, never
imagined that there would be a need for more than one number per
household. Thanks to modem-lines and cellular technology, we're
running out of phone numbers.
- In mid-1994, The Princeton Review reserved the Internet domain
name "kaplan.com." Stanley H. Kaplan, The Princeton Review's primary
business competitor, successfully sued to release ownership of the
- The FBI's got a home
page these days (added 1 Nov, '94)