The Internet has an enormous impact on the American Experience. First, It
encourages the growth of businesses by providing new ways of advertising
products to a large audience, and thus helps companies to publicize their
products. Secondly, It allows more Americans to find out what goes on in other
countries by learning about other cultures and by exchanging their opinions and
ideas with other people worldwide. This may well promote a better global
understanding. Finally, by allowing people to access vast amounts of
information easily, it will change how they make decisions and ultimately also
The Internet is a high-speed worldwide computer network which evolved from the
Arpanet. The Arpanet was created by the Pentagon in the late 1969 as a network
for academic and defense researchers. In 1983, the National Science Foundation
took over the management of the Internet. Now the Internet is growing faster
than any other telecommunications system ever built. It is estimated that in
three years, the system will be used by over 100 million people (Cooke 61).
Since the World Wide Web (WWW or W3) became popular through point-and-click
programs that made it easier for non-technical people to use the Internet, over
21,000 businesses and corporations have become accessible through the Internet
(Baig 81). These companies range from corporate giants like IBM, AT&T, Ford and
J.C. Penny, to small law firms. "With the Internet, the whole globe is one
marketplace and the Internet's information-rich WWW pages can help companies
reach new customers," says Bill Washburn, former executive director of
Commercial Internet Exchange (Baig 81).
Through the Internet, new opportunities to save money are created for companies.
One of the bigger savings is the cost of transmission. It is estimated that the
administrative cost of trade between companies in the U.S. amounts to $250
billion a year (Liosa 160). Sending an ordinary one-page e-mail... [continues]
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