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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 the ***** is: What ***** one of the most important technological advances in recent years? The subtopic ***** the work is: The *****troduction of the World Wide *****. Finally, coming to a specific ***** about the subtopic: ***** did the introduction of the World ***** Web change ***** way individuals acquire and share information? The answer to this question will be found as a result of exploring the hypothesis: The introduction of the World Wide Web helped make ***** Internet so much e*****ier to use and understand for the average per*****n that it has become the most popular and widely *****d resource to search for and obtain information.

The World ***** Web, otherwise known as the internet began really with the invention of ***** computer, ***** back in 1962. The computer of ***** looked and acted nothing like the ***** of *****day ***** they took up inordinate amounts ***** space ***** processed information slowly and limitedly through amaze of complicated single line programming. Initially science and government agencies developed what was called ARPANET named for the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) ***** 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 ***** internet or World Wide Web, ***** many years of development ***** eventually privatization. In 1981 IBM begins ***** market the first of its personal computers that are small enough for individual use, and in 1984 Apple markets 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 *****, then in industry and eventually in to the homes of ***** users. By ***** late 1980s the ***** of the system was so great that originators could not keep track of it in any substantive way ***** by 1992 the WWW.holdsa strong position as a technological phenomena that effects many millions of people a d*****y in some substantive way;

The number of networks exceeds 7,500 and the number of ***** connected p*****ses 1,000,000....The challenge to the telephone network's dominance as the basis for communicating between people is seen for the ***** 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 supernova. What had been doubling each year, now doubles in three months. What ***** as an ARPA experiment has, in the span ***** just 30 *****s, become a part of the *****'s popular culture. (Computer History Museum "***** History" 2006, NP)

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

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