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Important Technological Advances in Recent Years - World Wide Web

This work will answer a series of questions beg*****ning with the broad question: How do social, technological, and economic changes impact the individual? The overall question of the ***** is: What is one of ***** most important technological advances in recent years? ***** subtopic ***** the work *****: The introduction of the ***** Wide Web. Finally, coming to a specific ***** about ***** *****: How did the ***** of the World ***** Web change the 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 the Internet so much easier ***** use and understand for ***** average person that it has *****come the most popular and widely ********** resource to search for ***** obtain in*****mation.

The World Wide Web, otherwise known as the internet began really with the invention of the computer, ***** back in 1962. The ***** ***** ***** looked and acted nothing like the computer of *****day ***** they took up inordinate amounts ***** space and processed information slowly and limitedly through amaze of complicated single line programming. Initially science ***** 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 information for research. This system of networks with a maximum processing speed of 50Kbs in 1967, became what is now k*****n as ***** ***** or World Wide Web, through many ***** of development and eventually privatization. In 1981 IBM begins to market the first of its personal computers that are small enough for individual use, and in 1984 Apple markets the Macintosh personal computer. The ***** of these two elements plus the advances in communication over telephone l*****e technology created exponential growth that began in science, *****n in industry and eventually in to the homes of *****dividual users. By the late 1980s the growth of the system w***** so great that originators could not keep track of it in any substantive *****ay ***** by 1992 the WWW.holdsa strong position as a ***** phenomena that effects ***** millions of peop***** a day in some substantive way;

The number ***** networks exceeds 7,500 and ***** number of computers connected p*****ses 1,000,000....The challenge to the telephone network's dom*****ance as ***** basis for communicating between people is seen for the ***** time; ***** Internet is no longer just for machines to talk to each other...The WWW.burstsinto the world ***** the ***** of the ***** explodes like a supernova. What had been doubling ***** year, now doubles in three months. What ***** as an ARPA experiment h*****, in the span of ***** 30 *****s, become a part of ***** world's popular culture. (Computer History Museum "Internet History" 2006, NP)

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


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