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The Net

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Many years ago a network was born it only had several computers were connected and now that same network has millions of computers connected at all times, it's called the Internet. This paper will explain: the birth, evolution, growth, and how it's changed the world as we know it. The audience for this material would be anyone interested in learning more about the Internet. I will offer a guided tour though the evolution of the Internet and explain what this effect has on its growth and popularity. An idea was born years ago but not till recently has it come into vision to the rest of the world, it's called the Internet. It's like a plague growing across the world, signs of its growth are seen everywhere. For example, most of all new television commercials have some form of Web address in them for Internet information about their products or service. Most all major companies have web pages and direct Internet connection for customer support The Internet is reaching out and touching everyone's lives even without their knowledge. "The Internet is first conceived in the early '60s during the Cold War. Under the leadership of the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA), it grows from a paper architecture into a small network (ARPANET) intended to promote the sharing of super-computers amongst researchers in the United States." (http://www.pbs.org/internet/timeline/) The purpose of its existence was for fast communication in during a global war or nuclear attack. Analyst projected in a major attack on the United States would destroy most major communications. The government established a new form of network that was large scale and expandable enough for anyone to be connected. The first users of this new network were using it for sharing information and data in research. Now days the most the Internet has to fear is a back-ho from a tractor, or government involvement. A man by the name of Leonard Kleinrock at MIT published a paper on packet...

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