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Important Technological Advances in Recent Years - World Wide Web

This work will answer a series of questions beginning with the broad question: How do social, technological, and economic changes impact the individual? The overall question of ***** work is: What ***** one of the most important technological advances in recent years? The subtopic of the work is: The *****troduction of ***** World Wide Web. Finally, coming to a specific ***** about the *****: How did the introduction of the World Wide Web change ***** way individuals acquire ***** share information? The answer to th***** question will be found as a result of exploring the hypothesis: ***** ***** of the World ***** Web helped make ***** Internet so much e*****ier ***** use and understand for the average person that it has become the most popular and widely used resource to search for and obtain in*****mation.

The World Wide Web, otherwise known as the internet began really ***** the invention of the computer, ***** back in 1962. The computer ***** ***** looked and acted nothing like the computer of *****day ***** *****y took up inordinate amounts of space ***** processed information slowly and limitedly through amaze ***** complicated single line programming. Initially science and government agencies developed what was called ARPANET named for the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, who funded many aspects of the project ***** designed to help remote scientists access programs and ***** for research. This system of networks with a maximum processing speed of 50Kbs in 1967, became what is now k*****n as ***** ***** or World ***** Web, ***** many years of development and eventually privatization. In 1981 IBM begins ***** market the first of its personal computers that are small enough ***** individual use, ***** in 1984 Apple ********** the Macintosh personal computer. The introduction of these two elements plus the advances in communication over telephone line technology created exponential growth that began in *****, *****n in industry and eventually in to the homes of *****dividual users. By ***** late 1980s the growth ***** the system was so great that originators could not keep track of it in any substantive way and by 1992 the WWW.holdsa strong pos*****ion as a technological phenomena that effects many millions of people a day in some substantive *****;

***** number of networks exceeds 7,500 and ***** number of ***** connected p*****ses 1,000,000....The challenge to the telephone network's dominance as ***** b*****is for communicating between people is seen for the first time; the Internet is no longer just for machines to talk to each other...The WWW.burstsinto the world and the growth of ***** Internet explodes like a super*****va. What had been doubling ***** year, now doubles in three months. What ***** as an ARPA experiment h*****, in t*****e span of ***** 30 years, become a part ***** the *****'s popular culture. (Computer History Museum "***** History" 2006, NP)

It is safe to say that initially and even late into the 1990s the WWW.*****utilized by

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