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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 ***** ***** is: What is one of the most important technological advances in recent years? The subtopic of the work *****: The introduction of the ***** Wide *****. Finally, coming to a specific ***** about the sub*****pic: How 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 the Internet so much e*****ier ***** use and understand for ***** average per*****n that it has become the most popular and widely ********** 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 of ***** looked and acted nothing like the computer of today as 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 w***** called ARPANET named for the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, who funded many aspects of the project was designed to help remote scientists access programs and ***** for research. This system of networks with a maximum processing speed ***** 50Kbs in 1967, became what is now k*****n as the ***** or World ***** Web, ***** many ***** of development ***** eventually privatization. In 1981 IBM begins ***** market the first of its personal computers that are small enough ***** individual use, and in 1984 Apple *****s the Macintosh personal computer. The introduction of these two elements plus the advances in communication over telephone l*****e technology created exponential growth that began in *****, *****n in industry and eventually in to the homes of ***** users. By ***** late 1980s the growth of the system was so great that orig*****ators could not keep track of it in any substantive way ***** by 1992 the WWW.holdsa strong pos*****ion as a technological phenomena that effects ***** millions of peop***** a day in some substantive way;

***** number of networks exceeds 7,500 and ***** number ***** computers connected passes 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 ***** the growth of ***** ***** explodes like a su*****ova. What had been doubling each year, now doubles in three months. What ***** as an ***** experiment has, in the span of ***** 30 years, ***** a part ***** ***** world's popular culture. (Computer History Museum "Internet History" 2006, NP)

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

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