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How Internet And The Web Works

The History Of The Internet

How the internet woks 

We use our phones, computers, and other electronical devices everyday. The majority of our electronic devices need the internet to work . to be able to understand what the internet is we need to understand what network is. A network is a group of computers that share data. and the Internet is a wide collection of networks that are connected to  each other. the internet comes from the  interconnected networks. Packet and Protocols are the two main components that makes the internet work.  A packet is a a unit of data going from one address to another  through the  internet. A protocol is  a standardized way to input data into a computer so that any computer can interpret the data.

The history of the internet

now that we know how the internet work, lets take a look at the history of the internet. In 1962  MIT researcher J.C.R. Licklider presented  the idea of a group of computer to connect to each other to share data and programs regardless of the  physically location of the computers. In 1965  researchers, Leonard Kleinrock and Lawrence G. Roberts, were able to connect two computer  from across the country though a telephone line. In 1968, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)  created a system, ARPANET,  that was used to send information between computer. and, in 1969, A host computer connected to another computer at UCLA and to Stanford researchers computers through a network, this was part of the ARPANET project. Today, we all used all kinds of electronics that need the internet to be able to work, and to do amazing things. For example our  small  smart phones use the internet to do cool things like getting  results for searches and text messages almost instantly.


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