Commercial Internet eXchange (CIX) Association, Inc. formed after NSF lifts restrictions on the commercial use of the Net.
Wide Area Information Servers (WAIS)
Provides a mechanism for indexing and accessing information on the Internet.
Large bodies of knowledge available: E-mail messages, text, electronic books, Usenet articles, computer code, image, graphics, sound files, databases etc..
These form the basis of the index of information we see on WWW today.