The Internet Completely Revolutionized The Computer Industry

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The introduction of the Internet completely revolutionized the computer industry. The Internet gave people the ability to communicate with one another all over the world in record amounts of time. Today, we use the internet in our everyday lives and almost take it for granted. Therefore, it’s important to dive into the history of the development of the Internet to understand it’s past, present and potential for the future.
There were two main historical developments that led to the development of the World Wide Web. Starting in 1930, writer and futurist HG Wells came up with the idea of a “World Brain.” In explaining his idea he said, “The time is close at hand when any student, in any part of the world, will be able to sit with his projector in his own study at his or her own convenience to examine any book, any document, in an exact replica” (Campell-Kelly, 19). HG Wells’ concept was revolutionary at the time, however, there were still many technological developments that needed to be created in order to make his concept come to life. It was not until after the World War 2 that Vannevar Bush, an MIT graduate, brought Wells’ idea to the United States in order to compliment what he deemed as “an information explosion.” War typically instigated the need for technological advancements and in 1949 during the Cold War, the United States invested in a new air defense system called SAGE. SAGE was first deployed in 1962 and was utterly revolutionary at the time. SAGE was able
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