The Internet : The Existence Of The Internet

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How did our internet become of existence? How did we get so tied up with making the majority of our purchases online through our internet over our brick and mortar retail store? Our retail purchases have elevated throughout the past few years. This has been an immense change transitioning from brick and mortar stores to have the online retail stores. Online shopping could not thrive without the existence or our internet. Our internet has become a part of the norm our daily lives. In 1962, J.C.R. Licklider, an MIT Computer Scientist, came up with one of the greatest ideas we have all learned to utilize daily. The idea was creating a global computer network. He worked closely with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advance Research Project Agency, known as ARPA. In the early 1960s, Licklider shared his idea with several of his colleagues, one of them being Lawrence G. Roberts. Roberts, an American Scientist, was also the program manager and office director of ARPA. In around 1969, Roberts publishes a plan called ARPANET, a computer network. This computer network is funded by ARPA. From this point on, ARPANET has become a digital post office which has only grown and continues to grow. In the early 1970s, Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf created a protocol technology called Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. This protocol, also known as TCP/IP, allows for multiple networks to be linked together without having to interrupt the other networks. In 1973, an electrical
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