Surfing the Internet

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Surfing The Internet

Michael LaCroix Eng 101 Dr. Sonnchein 4/10/96

Chances are, anyone who is reading this paper has at one time, at least, surfed the net once. Don't worry if you haven't, I will explain everything you need to know about the Internet and the World Wide Web. Including how it started, it's growth, and the purpose it serves in today's society.

The Internet was born about 20 years ago, as a U.S. Defense Department network called the ARPnet. The ARPnetwork was an experimental network designed to support military research. It was research about how to build networks that could withstand partial outages (like bomb attacks) and still be able to function. From that point on, Internet developers were responding to the market
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All of whom had free or cheap access through their universities or research labs.
Because of the widespread free use, many people who used the Internet as students have demanded and received connections to the Internet from their employers as they got jobs in the outside world. Because of that, use of the
Internet has expl The Internet is rapidly achieving a state of critical mass, attracting interest from huge numbers of personal computer users from non technical backgrounds. All these new Internet users are rapidly transforming the nerd orientated culture of the network and opening up the Internet to new and exciting possibilities.

"I'm not sure threat is exactly the right word, but if you ignore the Internet, you do so at your own peril, the Internet is going to force a new way of doing business on some people." says Norman DeCarteret, senior systems analyst at
Advantis. (A company that links other companies to the Internet. "Internet becomes the road more traveled as E-mail users discover no usage fee." Steve
Stecklow, Wall Street Journal (9/2/93).

Here are some good things about the Net and why you should be using it. People in all kinds of businesses and industries are sharing a wide spectrum of educational, business, and personal interest on the Net. Most, probably share a high enthusiasm for the Internet and want to send and receive
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