televison and radio broadcasts, talk to other users with voice like a
telephone, conduct international meetings, and access all kinds of
information on any subject imaginable.
As mentioned earlier, the WWW consists of pages and pages of text,
Text Markup Language, or HTML.
Searching the Web can be a difficult thing to do, or if you use a
search engine, it can be really easy. Since so many new web pages are
alphabetical listing of millions of web pages would be almost impossible
web pages, that is organized like a phonebook. Other search engines,
like Alta Vista, or Magellan, search in a list of Web pages it has
created as it surfed the web all by it’s self.
called a modem. Modems connect people to the ‘net through telephone
lines. Some companies, and the “heart” of the Internet, Use Fiber-Optic
cables to connect. Fiber-Optic cabled are made of hair-thin strands of
Fiber-Optics are thousands of times faster than standard copper
The Internet began in the 1960’s. In 1962, the Advanced Research
Projects Agency (ARPA) of the United States Department of Defense
to make all information safe, so that in disaster or war, if one
computer was destroyed, it’s information would not be lost.
In 1966, the ARPAnet was expanded to include universities and other
institutions. One of the first universities to be added was Utah State
University. Soon, large companies and corporations were added, too. By
1990, anyone with a computer, a modem, and Internet software could
connect to the Internet.
There are many things in the future of the ‘net, including video
conferencing, online virtual reality worlds, and faster Internet