Marianne and I are writing about Collected Visions for Photoworks journal. To get my mind moving to answer her questions. I started researching what the web looked like in 1996 when Collected Visions launched.
Internet Society > Brief History of the Internet
Wikipedia > History of the Internet
The Internet was commercialized in 1995 when NSFNET was decommissioned, removing the last restrictions on the use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic.
Slate Magazine – Jurassic Web, Feb 2009
Media Bistro How Does the Internet of 1996 Compare to 2011? [INFOGRAPHIC]
From ekarj.com (?) Written 7-10-06
The World Wide Web: Past, Present and Future by Tim Berners-Lee (written in 1996)
Voyager Co. that was the major player in the production of interactive CD-Roms disbanded in 1997! Case study
going back a step>
What the Internet looked like in 1995 Washington Post (with video form PBS Computer Chronicles
Smithsonian Blog from December 12,2012:Fun Places on the Internet (in 1995)