What is Internet?

Short Internet history.

  • The Internet was created by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. government in 1960's and was first known as the ARPANet.
  • At this stage the Internet's first computers were at academic and government institutions and were mainly used for accessing files and to send email.
  • Since 1983 the Internet has accommodated a lot of changes and continues to keep developing.

How does the Internet work?

  • The Internet itself does not contain information, but is a network of networks, linking computers to computers sharing the TCP/IP protocols.
  • Each runs software to provide or "serve" information and/or to access and view information.
  • The Internet is the transport vehicle for the information stored in files or documents on another computer.
  • It is a slight misstatement to say a "document was found on the Internet".
  • It would be more correct to say it was found through or using the Internet.
  • The content that was found in (or on) exists in one of the computers linked to the Internet.

What does the internet offer?

  • With the Internet, you can access many libraries of any kind.
  • You can also get information about upcoming high-tech like launches from NASA.
  • You will find news reports from a lot paper and television companies.
  • You will find movies, music and how you can make different kinds of things.
  • It is also possible to visit a software archive and help yourself to shareware and public domain software.
  • You can view company home pages for product information and demonstrations.
  • You can buy nearly anything from companies worldwide.
  • In addition, you can subscribe to newsgroups that discuss science, law, cultures, and hundreds of other subjects.
    Examples of information made available:
    • databases
    • movie reviews
    • news services
    • chat groups
    • mailing lists
    • library catalogs
    • virtual museums
    • interactive games
    • imagebases
    • free software
    • free learning sites (this)
    • annotated bibliographies
    • educational resources
    • weather reports
    • radio broadcasts
    • and much, much more.

© 2010 by Finnesand Data. All rights reserved.
This site aims to provide FREE programming training and technics.
Finnesand Data as site owner gives no warranty for the correctness in the pages or source codes.
The risk of using this web-site pages or any program codes from this website is entirely at the individual user.