JeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 824 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
Quoting B741 (Thread starter): I am wondering why the internet wasn't introduced to the masses in the 1960's instead of mid-1990's. Could the cold war have something to do about this?
As MDorBust alluded to, it would have been technically impossible to do so.
Also, it was the World Wide Web, which is only one part of the Internet, that proliferated in popularity in the '90s, because the HTTP browser software was only created early in that decade. Other Internet protocols existed long before though (BBS, Usenet, FTP, Gopher, Telnet, e-mail, etc.) and were available to the public.