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.
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