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How does the Internet Work?
* The Internet is a worldwide collection of computer networks, cooperating with each other to exchange data using a common software standard. Through telephone wires and satellite links, Internet users can share information in a variety of forms. * The size, scope and design of the Internet allows users to: * Allows easily through ordinary personal computers and local phone numbers; * Exchange electronic mail (E-mail) with friends and colleagues with accounts on the Internet; * Post information for others to access, and update it frequently; * Access multimedia information that includes sound, photographic images and even video; and * Access diverse perspectives from around the world.

(Stilton, 1997)
Internet History
* The conceptual foundation for creation of the Internet was largely created by three individuals and a research conference, each of which changed the way we thought about technology by accurately predicting its future: * Vannevar Bush - wrote the first visionary description of the potential uses for information technology with his description of the "memex" automated library system. * The theoretical father of the Web

* Norbert Wiener - invented the field of Cybernetics, inspiring future researchers to focus on the use of technology to extend human capabilities. * Marshall McLuhan - made the idea of a global village interconnected by an electronic nervous system part of our popular culture. * The 1956 Dartmouth Artificial Intelligence conference - crystallized the concept that technology was improving at an exponential rate, and provided the first serious consideration of the consequences. (Styne, 1998)

What is the Internet?
* The Internet is the world’s largest computer spanning nearly of the entire globe. * Used by people worldwide, the Internet is used to describe the global system of interconnected networks as these are of computers of any kind,...
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