The Internet : An Emerging Ideal And Emerging Technology

1145 Words Mar 6th, 2016 5 Pages
From the very beginning the internet was considered to be an emerging ideal and an emerging technology. According to internetsociet.org “the Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities. The Internet is at once a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information dissemination, and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers without regard for geographic location”. The internet got its start in 1960s-1970s through the invention done by the government of the United States to be used as a weapon in the Cold War. Over the centuries many engineers have all contributed to the development and perfection of the internet as well as the devices that we depend upon to access the said internet.
The internet was first used as a means of communication. According to newmedia.com “During this early computing age, computers were incredibly expensive to produce and operate, and were separated by distance and purpose, forcing a single user wishing to access multiple operational functions and information to physically travel to the site of multiple computers. One of the practical elements that necessitated the development of the ARPANET was the need to efficiently link multiple computers together which would allow users to access the specified functions of different…
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