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Internet Basics

In the 1960s movie "The Graduate," the "one word" was "plastics." If that movie were updated for today, the new word would surely have to be "Internet." And the biggest slice in the Internet pie would be the World Wide Web.

The World Wide Web. It started out in a backwater of the Internet in the early '90s. Initially, it was supposed to be just for academic and government researchers, designed to help them link and locate information on the Internet. The idea that there might be some commercial value to the Web, and that home users would find it of interest, was probably never even considered. Yet in perhaps the most stunning example of explosive growth this century, the World Wide Web is well on its way to becoming an integral part of our society, both culturally and financially. It's a shopping mall, library, meeting place, and news and entertainment center all rolled into one. And it seems as if everyone from General Motors to half the general population now have their own Web page.


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