why was the internet invented..?
December 23, 2006 4:52am CST
some say many things. one thing i heard ocne was a newer, faster way to sell products. like books. What do you think..?
23 Dec 06
The history of the Internet dates back to the early development of communication networks. The idea of a computer network intended to allow general communication among users of various computers has developed through a large number of stages. The melting pot of developments brought together the network of networks that we know as the Internet. This included both technological developments and the merging together of existing network infrastructure and telecommunication systems. The earliest versions of these ideas appeared in the late 1950s. Practical implementations of the concepts began during the late 1960s and 1970s. By the 1980s, technologies we now recognize as the basis of the modern Internet began to spread over the globe. In the 1990s the introduction of the World Wide Web (WWW) saw its use become commonplace. The infrastructure of the Internet spread across the globe to create the world wide network of computers we know today. It spread throughout the Western nations and then begged a penetration into the developing countries, thus creating both unprecedented worldwide access to information and communications and a digital divide in access to this new infrastructure. The Internet went on to fundamentally alter and affect the economy of the world, including the economic implications of the dot-com bubble. Source: http://www.answers.com/history+of+internet?initiator=IE7:SearchBox