Surfing The Internet

Chances are, anyone who is reading this paper has at one time, at least, surfed
the net once. Don't worry if you haven't, I will explain everything you need to
know about the Internet and the World Wide Web. Including how it started, it's
growth, and the purpose it serves in today's society.

The Internet was born about 20 years ago, as a U.S. Defense Department network
called the ARPnet. The ARPnetwork was an experimental network designed to
support military research. It was research about how to build networks that
could withstand partial outages (like bomb attacks) and still be able to

From that point on, Internet developers were responding to the market pressures,
and began ...

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Why do I need to know this?

Well now that I got threw all the techno-babble, let's get down to it. If you
know how to utilize the Net, in just five minutes you could trade information
and comments with millions of people all over the world, get a fast answer to
any question imaginable on a scientific, computing, technical, business,
investment, or any other subject. You could join over 11,000 electronic
conferences, anytime, on any subject, you would be broadcasting your views ,
questions, and information to millions of other partic There has never been
anything like it in the history of the world, and in this English class we've
covered alot of history. At a growing rate of about 20% per month the Internet
is only getting bigger and if people don't start utilizing it's resources they
could be road kill on this Information Superhighway. Hey, I'll bet in the middle
of that last sentence another computer just got ...

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messages, and it's incredible monthly
growth. From the latest statistics I was able to get, their are currently 30
million people who use the Internet worldwide. To try and put that number into
perspective, that's over five times the size of CompuServe, America On-line,
Prodigy, and all other on-line commercial information services combined. Or if
you're not familiar with those services, it's more than the combined populations
of New York City, London, and Moscow. Eri Just a few years ago, the Internet had
a small exclusive domain of a small band of computer science students,
university researchers, government defense contractors, and computer nerds. All
of whom had free or cheap access ...

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