During the last years of the 20th century, the increase in the number of computers in use in business and industry, corporations, government, and the home caused more jobs to be created than ever before. During the 1980s the personal computer and workstation (q.v.) became prevalent, but during the 1990s the computer became ubiquitous and connected to the world. The Internet (q.v.) became a major communications tool, with access becoming available in the workplace, libraries, hotel rooms, at home, and even at cyber-cafes. The information technology business, usually defined as computing combined with telecommunications and networking, is now the largest industry in the USA.
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