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Hour 11. Surfing the Web with Internet Explorer > Introduction to the Internet

Introduction to the Internet

The Internet is a worldwide system of interconnected computers. Whereas your desktop computer is a standalone machine, and cables tie a network of computers together, the Internet is a worldwide online network of computers connected to standalone computers through modems and other kinds of online connections. Hardly anyone understands the entire Internet because it is not one system but a conglomeration of systems.

The Internet began as a government-linked set of computers, progressed to the university levels, and then migrated to business and personal use that now consists of an almost infinite amount of information. The Internet is so vast that nobody could access all of its information today.


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