Impact of Computers on Our Society

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Impact of Computers On Society 2010 The concept of a computing device was there since the 19th century but the actual device was not invented until the 1930s. The computers invented at that time served as a project to simplify scientific calculations and they fulfilled that task quite perfectly. Later on these were used to store data such as the process and calculations. At that time, people knew that this device was something which will never die like every important invention does for eg. The abacus(“though still used in lager parts of china”), the slide rule etc. . They knew that the computer was and will remain the most important discovery of the century. So from then on, further discoveries in the field of computer started…show more content…
Internet is a short form of the technical term "internetwork", the result of interconnecting computer networks with special gateways (routers). The Internet is also often referred to as the Net. Although the basic applications and guidelines that make the Internet possible had existed for almost two decades, the network did not gain a public face until the 1990s. On 6 August 1991, CERN, a pan European organization for particle research, publicized the new World Wide Web project. The Web was invented by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. An early popular web browser was ViolaWWW, patterned after HyperCard and built using the X Window System. It was eventually replaced in popularity by the Mosaic web browser. In 1993, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois released version 1.0 of Mosaic, and by late 1994 there was growing public interest in the previously academic, technical Internet. By 1996 usage of the word Internet had become commonplace, and consequently, so had its use as a synecdoche in reference to the World Wide Web. Meanwhile, over the course of the decade, the Internet successfully accommodated the majority of previously existing public computer networks (although some networks, such as FidoNet, have remained separate). During the late 1990s, it was estimated that traffic on the public Internet grew by 100 percent per year, while the mean annual growth in the number of Internet users was thought to be
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