Life in the 90s Essay

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Life in the 90s

Throughout the 1990's there was a lot of good and bad times. Starting with the

good things, I will begin my paper with 5 of the up-most important events in this period

of time and then conclude with 4 of the down sides. Early in the 90's was Desert Storm,

which was a huge success.

The 1991 bombing of Baghdad was a demonstration of smart, powerful weapons,

planning ahead and military superiority. Having control in the air was a major goal of

those who had planned out the attack. Starting attacks on the capital was the major idea

and political goal of destabilizing Saddam Hussein's regime (basically the main purpose

here was to have Iraq's leader murdered). About 244 laser-guided bombs and 88 cruise

missiles were delivered against Baghdad targets in 43 days of war. That's most of the

powerful weapons used in Desert Storm. Overall, around 250,000 individual bombs and

missiles were dropped or fired in the 42 days. There were only 12 days and 12 nights

when there were no strikes against Baghdad. There were only 14 nights when more than

two targets were attacked within the city. For a lot of reasons, including growing

political constraints on capital missions, fewer Baghdad targets were bombed as the war

progressed. The campaign's end contrasted right after the opening night display. I think

that Desert Storm could thank the war planners for the high achievements because they

way they attacked Baghdad was almost like a sneak attack, and hey weren't prepared,

Overall, they were caught off guard. Next I will move onto wireless communication.

Now a new "fad" in the 90's is things such as cellular telephones, everyone has

them. Behind the calling process is more than you know before you purchase these

items. When a cellular phone makes a call, it normally transmits it's a certain wave out to

a cell phone site (towers). The number called in a short overwhelming piece of data.

This data is the short buzz you hear after you hit the SEND button and before the tower

catches the data. These things are the components the cellular provider uses to make sure

that the phone is programmed so that it is billed and that it also has the identity of both

the customer and the phone. Now kids starting at almost the age of 13 begin to carry

these items. These are a high point of technology in the 90's and everywhere you turn

you can pretty much spot somebody on a cell phone. These are good for reasons like the

average businessman taking calls when he/she steps out of the office. Above I described

how the billing works, and therefore this is how people pay for the service they are on.

Nowadays, the words "being too young" are nothing to most people. Phones keep people

in contact with family, clients, friends, etc. In all, I would say that the cell phone is a

high point of success in the 90's.

The most popular form of American pop music of the 1990's, rap is also one of

the most controversial styles of the rock era. Most people refer to rap as " a noise that

black people make". Well it isn't. Rap is defined as signifying, and testifying. Rap

started in the south Bronx section of New York. Most of the rap that is heard today is

underground, but all comes from the same place.

Another definition of rap which is most known, is saying rhymes to the beat of

music. The main musical instruments used in a rap song are, keyboards, turntables,

drums, and musical bass. The original rap started back in the 1940's with Cal Calloway.

He is known for his signature "Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-ho" which was a chant from the

"Minnie Moocher". In the early 1800's, a new form of a music player came out, it was

called the sampler. A sampler is an electronic tool which can precisely replicate an

existing sound or track of music. Today, we call this kind of device a drum machine.

Rappers use this machine to duplicate music tracks so that they don't have to have

someone doing it for them all the time. This tool became very useful in the music

industry. Today, almost all of the bands that you see in concert are using a drum machine,

or a sampler. Rap is now becoming popular amongst young adults and to some people it

is even becoming extremely influential. Basically the rise of rap is coming up strongly as

the years progress, but it is just simply another taste of music. Moving back into

technology will be my 4th topic.

About two hundred years before, the word "computer" started to appear in the

dictionary. Some people didn't even know what a computer was. However, most of the

people today not just knowing what is a computer, but understand how to use a computer.

Therefore, computer became more and more popular and important to our society. We

can use computers everywhere and they are very useful and helpful to our life. The speed

and accuracy of computer made people feel confident and reliable. Therefore, many

important information or data are saved in the computer. Such as your diary, the financial

situation or even the statistics of a company or some secret intelligence of the military

department. A lot of important information can be found in the memory of computer.

every person these days knows the importance and usefulness of a computer security

system. In the19th century, computers became more and more important and helpful.

You can input a large amount of information or data in a small memory chip of a

personal computer. The hard disk of a computer system is liked a bank. It contained a lot

of costly material.

It seems that the advancements that can be made to improve them is never-ending.

Therefore, they are able to help us with many of the tasks that confront us on a daily

basis, and will no doubt continue to become more useful to us all. The computer may

never reach a completed level of strength, more than likely they will continue to improve


On October 21st, 1998, the New York Yankees have completed something that

had never been done before. The Yankees complete an incredible season with a four-game

sweep of the San Diego Padres in the World Series to capture the franchise's 24th World

Championship. Their 3-0 win gives the club a record of 125-50 (114-48 in the regular season, 11-
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