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Chapter 20. Using Windows NT with the In... > Understanding Internet Services

Understanding Internet Services

Now that you have connectivity, you may be wondering what you can do on the Internet. The Internet is a combination communications tool, library, and catalog. Many people think the Internet is the most important source of information available today. More realistic Net surfers have found that, although the Internet has more data than anyone can ever begin to comprehend, it doesn't have much information (defined as useful data). The Net-speak phrase that defines this situation is "a high signal-to-noise ratio." The following sections take a detailed look at some of the services on the Net.

The World Wide Web

The most exciting development on the Internet recently has been the explosive growth of the Web. Everyone with access to the Internet seems to have a Web page; you can find pages for groups from Microsoft (see Figure 20.9) to The Whole Internet Catalog (see Figure 20.10).


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