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The History of the Internet

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When one thinks of the internet, one may think of America Online,


Yahoo!, or of Sandra Bullock being caught up in an espionage


conspiracy.   For me, it is a means of communication.   A way to talk to


some of my friends who live off in distant places such as Los Angeles,


New Jersey, and the Philippines.   The U.S. Defense Department originally


had this intent in mind when they connected a computer network with


various other radio and satellite networks.[1 Krol]   They wanted a means


of communicating within the U.S. military that could withstand partial


outages, such a bomb attacks, and still function.[2 Krol]


In this paper I will cover the internet’s experimental beginnings, the


commercialization of this technology in the present, and what the


project that is taking place that will probably be the future of the


internet.


Before I begin talking about the internet, allow me to define what is


the internet, who governs it, and what is the financial impact of this


technology.   The internet is made up of all computer networks that use


IP protocol, which operate to form a seamless network for their


collective users.[3 Krol]   This means that federal, commercial, and


institutional networks all compose parts of the internet.   This network


is connected to each other by either telephone wires, cable lines, or


satellite signals.   These wires, lines, or signals are then pipelined


from server computer to server computer until your host server transmits


the electronic information into your computer.   The governing body of


the internet is the Internet Society (ISOC).[4 Krol]   The Internet


Society purpose, according to Ed Krol, is to “promote global information


exchange through Internet technology”.   Another governing body is the


Internet Architecture...

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